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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Reinardina on January 11, 2014, 09:20:53 AM

Title: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Reinardina on January 11, 2014, 09:20:53 AM
The arty, flowery and superfluous descriptions some photographers give their shots, to explain what they try to express, have been mentioned here regularly.

I want to have a go at it too, but I will have to learn it, as I tend to weed out superfluous words, and was taught to be careful with the use of adjectives.

Can anyone give me a few links to (photography/art) sites where I can indulge myself?

I specifically want to have an arty description for my 'And then there was light' shot. If anyone wants to have a go at that, feel free!

You'll have to make it up, as it was originally just a shot of an interesting sky, and I did not want to 'express' anything in particular.
I played around with it, to see what I could 'get.' So it is more an expression of my 'creativity,' than an urge to express 'something.'

I want, however, a description that will give it that air of importance and sublime creativity (am I learning already?): in short, a description, that tells everyone this is a major work of art!

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_And_then_there_was_light_.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=15087&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Oldboy on January 11, 2014, 09:27:27 AM
And there's me thinking you wanted to take shots of men's wobbly bits!  :o :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: spikeyjen on January 11, 2014, 10:00:25 AM
" 'And then there was light', an image by Reinardina, demonstrates a mix of technical photographic skill and a touch of creative magic that makes a picture of the ordinary become a work of fantasy. Originally just an 'ordinary' shot of an interesting sky, Reinardina has managed to 'see' an otherworld, where light and form have come together to create a swirling mist of clouds and shapes, reminiscent of what one might imagine the atmosphere to be on a remote planet.

How's that!
It really is an interesting photo
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Reinardina on January 11, 2014, 10:12:06 AM
And there's me thinking you wanted to take shots of men's wobbly bits!  :o :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Sorry OB, I have better things to do.

But apologies I gave this impression, even after using the *s.

I might have been able to think of a less controversial word, but this one seemed appropriate.
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Reinardina on January 11, 2014, 10:21:50 AM
" 'And then there was light', an image by Reinardina, demonstrates a mix of technical photographic skill and a touch of creative magic that makes a picture of the ordinary become a work of fantasy. Originally just an 'ordinary' shot of an interesting sky, Reinardina has managed to 'see' an otherworld, where light and form have come together to create a swirling mist of clouds and shapes, reminiscent of what one might imagine the atmosphere to be on a remote planet.

How's that!
It really is an interesting photo

A good start Jen, but not halfway long enough! And, of course it never was 'a picture of the ordinary!' It was always a very clever work of insight, and high calibre photographic art. I don't think I have ever read an admission of 'ordinary' beginnings; everything is always planned from the start, and executed to perfection by whoever made the painting/took the shot.

Please keep them coming!
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: jinky on January 11, 2014, 10:35:17 AM
Use the bollocks generator I posted recently - mind you by his response I am sure Abers thought I was serious last time ;)
http://www.artybollocks.com/#abg_full
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Graham on January 11, 2014, 11:54:46 AM
  If anyone catches me using such descriptions of my "work" I would be grateful if they would come round and give me a sharp kick in the topic title!
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Reinardina on January 11, 2014, 12:43:49 PM
Use the bollocks generator I posted recently - mind you by his response I am sure Abers thought I was serious last time ;)
http://www.artybollocks.com/#abg_full

Thanks Paul. I'll have a look at that when I have a bit more time. Seems just the thing I need!

  If anyone catches me using such descriptions of my "work" I would be grateful if they would come round and give me a sharp kick in the topic tittle!

It's just another 'skill' I want to learn. It's not something that was covered at school in Holland.

And yes, I may want to use it occasionally to see if it improves 'understanding.' (And viewing figures.) And if people spot my tongue in my cheek.
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: spinner on January 11, 2014, 12:57:51 PM


It's just another 'skill' I want to learn. It's not something that was covered at school in Holland.

And yes, I may want to use it occasionally to see if it improves 'understanding.' (And viewing figures.) And if people spot my tongue in my cheek.

They don't have "Creative" writing classes in Holland? Or B.S. classes (the north american equivalent to boll.....) we none creative types called them.  ;)
Oh, and B.S. has only two meanings, the literal one and the other, not ever be confused with anyone's dangly bits.  ;D
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Reinardina on January 11, 2014, 01:25:50 PM


It's just another 'skill' I want to learn. It's not something that was covered at school in Holland.

And yes, I may want to use it occasionally to see if it improves 'understanding.' (And viewing figures.) And if people spot my tongue in my cheek.

They don't have "Creative" writing classes in Holland? Or B.S. classes (the north american equivalent to boll.....) we none creative types called them.  ;)
Oh, and B.S. has only two meanings, the literal one and the other, not ever be confused with anyone's dangly bits.  ;D

In Holland I learnt basic (school) English.

In England I 'did' some creative writing classes, but we were encouraged not to be superfluous. Sadly we never covered over the top prose.
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: donoreo on January 11, 2014, 02:42:21 PM
Just think: what would a politician say? :)
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: spinner on January 11, 2014, 03:05:11 PM


It's just another 'skill' I want to learn. It's not something that was covered at school in Holland.

And yes, I may want to use it occasionally to see if it improves 'understanding.' (And viewing figures.) And if people spot my tongue in my cheek.

They don't have "Creative" writing classes in Holland? Or B.S. classes (the north american equivalent to boll.....) we none creative types called them.  ;)
Oh, and B.S. has only two meanings, the literal one and the other, not ever be confused with anyone's dangly bits.  ;D

In Holland I learnt basic (school) English.

In England I 'did' some creative writing classes, but we were encouraged not to be superfluous. Sadly we never covered over the top prose.

I'm surprised you didn't cover over the top prose just as an example of what not to do.  :)
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Reinardina on January 11, 2014, 05:07:01 PM


It's just another 'skill' I want to learn. It's not something that was covered at school in Holland.

And yes, I may want to use it occasionally to see if it improves 'understanding.' (And viewing figures.) And if people spot my tongue in my cheek.

They don't have "Creative" writing classes in Holland? Or B.S. classes (the north american equivalent to boll.....) we none creative types called them.  ;)
Oh, and B.S. has only two meanings, the literal one and the other, not ever be confused with anyone's dangly bits.  ;D

In Holland I learnt basic (school) English.

In England I 'did' some creative writing classes, but we were encouraged not to be superfluous. Sadly we never covered over the top prose.

I'm surprised you didn't cover over the top prose just as an example of what not to do.  :)

It was touched on, and we read some samples, but were never required to write the stuff.
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Reinardina on January 11, 2014, 05:07:59 PM
Just think: what would a politician say? :)

I tend to switch off when politicians speak.
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: DigiDiva on January 11, 2014, 06:32:44 PM
You have me thinking..........
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Reinardina on January 11, 2014, 07:37:07 PM
You have me thinking..........

That's always good, keeps the brain ticking over.
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Oldboy on January 11, 2014, 08:11:23 PM
All you need to do is look at the romantic poets like Keats, Shelley or Byron.  :tup:
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: ABERS on January 11, 2014, 11:03:01 PM
An impressionistic view of a group of Edwardian ladies giving credence to the fact that if you sqint hard enough you can see anything, a bit like looking at clouds or gazing into the fire!  ::)

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10216/normal_Ewardian_Ladies.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=15114&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Reinardina on January 11, 2014, 11:36:58 PM
An impressionistic view of a group of Edwardian ladies giving credence to the fact that if you sqint hard enough you can see anything, a bit like looking at clouds or gazing into the fire!  ::)

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10216/normal_Ewardian_Ladies.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=15114&fullsize=1)

I take your word for it. If I squint hard, I don't see anything, as I close the bits of my eyes I can actually see with!
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Markulous on January 12, 2014, 06:50:11 PM
Here's a shot I took yesterday which has the very arty title:
"Usain spots a blade of grass he missed pi$$ing on when he first went up the track"
(his name is Bolt, our 12 month old foster dog - it was his first scooter session and whilst he'll be great, eventually, like a child he needs a little more practice!)
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Andrew on January 12, 2014, 07:18:46 PM
The arty, flowery and superfluous descriptions some photographers give their shots, to explain what they try to express, have been mentioned here regularly.

I want to have a go at it too, but I will have to learn it, as I tend to weed out superfluous words, and was taught to be careful with the use of adjectives.

Can anyone give me a few links to (photography/art) sites where I can indulge myself?

I specifically want to have an arty description for my 'And then there was light' shot. If anyone wants to have a go at that, feel free!

You'll have to make it up, as it was originally just a shot of an interesting sky, and I did not want to 'express' anything in particular.
I played around with it, to see what I could 'get.' So it is more an expression of my 'creativity,' than an urge to express 'something.'

I want, however, a description that will give it that air of importance and sublime creativity (am I learning already?): in short, a description, that tells everyone this is a major work of art!

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_And_then_there_was_light_.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=15087&fullsize=1)
ok - my take as follows:
Highs and Lows of Weather Patterns demonstrating the Facets of Decision Making  :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: (think i need some after that!)
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Reinardina on January 12, 2014, 08:59:29 PM
The arty, flowery and superfluous descriptions some photographers give their shots, to explain what they try to express, have been mentioned here regularly.

I want to have a go at it too, but I will have to learn it, as I tend to weed out superfluous words, and was taught to be careful with the use of adjectives.

Can anyone give me a few links to (photography/art) sites where I can indulge myself?

I specifically want to have an arty description for my 'And then there was light' shot. If anyone wants to have a go at that, feel free!

You'll have to make it up, as it was originally just a shot of an interesting sky, and I did not want to 'express' anything in particular.
I played around with it, to see what I could 'get.' So it is more an expression of my 'creativity,' than an urge to express 'something.'

I want, however, a description that will give it that air of importance and sublime creativity (am I learning already?): in short, a description, that tells everyone this is a major work of art!

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_And_then_there_was_light_.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=15087&fullsize=1)
ok - my take as follows:
Highs and Lows of Weather Patterns demonstrating the Facets of Decision Making  :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: (think i need some after that!)

Clever, but I always have the impression, you cannot use just a few words, or a few lines. It has to be long and totally opaque to the 'simple' public. There's a special language out there, used by critics and arty persons to describe art in such a way everyone knows it is high art. So high they don't have a clue what it's all about. Or is that just my simple minded impression?

I think I'll join you now and have a beer too.  :beer:
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Andrew on January 12, 2014, 09:18:58 PM
You could well be right - cos I wouldn't know 'high art' if it slapped me across the face like a wet kipper.

To me, 'high art' is something that requires me to look up to see  ;D
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Oldboy on January 12, 2014, 11:14:30 PM
To me, 'high art' is something that requires me to look up to see  ;D

You kneel before high art while some arty type erupts with verbal flatulence's on the Utopian visualization of visceral embraced mentalism materialistic, aspects of matricide in the song of Mavis.  ???
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Reinardina on January 13, 2014, 08:04:35 AM
To me, 'high art' is something that requires me to look up to see  ;D

You kneel before high art while some arty type erupts with verbal flatulence's on the Utopian visualization of visceral embraced mentalism materialistic, aspects of matricide in the song of Mavis.  ???

OB! That's great!
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Oldboy on January 13, 2014, 10:12:58 AM
To me, 'high art' is something that requires me to look up to see  ;D

You kneel before high art while some arty type erupts with verbal flatulence's on the Utopian visualization of visceral embraced mentalism materialistic, aspects of matricide in the song of Mavis.  ???

OB! That's great!

 :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Reinardina on January 13, 2014, 10:38:39 AM
To me, 'high art' is something that requires me to look up to see  ;D

You kneel before high art while some arty type erupts with verbal flatulence's on the Utopian visualization of visceral embraced mentalism materialistic, aspects of matricide in the song of Mavis.  ???

OB! That's great!

 :2funny: :2funny:

That tiny, angry duck skull, must house a gigantic nonsensical brain!
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Oldboy on January 13, 2014, 06:00:27 PM
To me, 'high art' is something that requires me to look up to see  ;D

You kneel before high art while some arty type erupts with verbal flatulence's on the Utopian visualization of visceral embraced mentalism materialistic, aspects of matricide in the song of Mavis.  ???

OB! That's great!

 :2funny: :2funny:

That tiny, angry duck skull, must house a gigantic nonsensical brain!

A slight inclination of the cranium is as adequate as a spasmodic movement of one optic towards an equinine quadruped utterly devoid of any visionary capacity.   :tup:
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Graham on January 13, 2014, 06:27:28 PM
To me, 'high art' is something that requires me to look up to see  ;D

You kneel before high art while some arty type erupts with verbal flatulence's on the Utopian visualization of visceral embraced mentalism materialistic, aspects of matricide in the song of Mavis.  ???

OB! That's great!

 :2funny: :2funny:

That tiny, angry duck skull, must house a gigantic nonsensical brain!

A slight inclination of the cranium is as adequate as a spasmodic movement of one optic towards an equinine quadruped utterly devoid of any visionary capacity.   :tup:

  Had to work that one out!  :tup:
Title: Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
Post by: Oldboy on January 13, 2014, 06:57:34 PM
To me, 'high art' is something that requires me to look up to see  ;D

You kneel before high art while some arty type erupts with verbal flatulence's on the Utopian visualization of visceral embraced mentalism materialistic, aspects of matricide in the song of Mavis.  ???

OB! That's great!

 :2funny: :2funny:

That tiny, angry duck skull, must house a gigantic nonsensical brain!

A slight inclination of the cranium is as adequate as a spasmodic movement of one optic towards an equinine quadruped utterly devoid of any visionary capacity.   :tup:

  Had to work that one out!  :tup:

Simple.  :D