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Offline Reinardina

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Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2014, 07:37:07 PM »
You have me thinking..........

That's always good, keeps the brain ticking over.
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Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
« Reply #16 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:

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Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
« Reply #17 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!  ::)

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« Reply #18 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!  ::)



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!
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Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
« Reply #19 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!)
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Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
« Reply #20 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!


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!)
1 body, 1 lens, 1 flash gun, 1 tripod, 1 cable release & 1 filter. Keeping it simple!
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Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
« Reply #21 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!


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:
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Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
« Reply #22 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
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Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
« Reply #23 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.  ???

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Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
« Reply #24 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!
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Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
« Reply #25 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!

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Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
« Reply #26 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!
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Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
« Reply #27 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:

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Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
« Reply #28 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:
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Re: Photography b*ll*cks.
« Reply #29 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

 

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