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    Where art thou

    Ok, I did promise an out of focus sheep's bum but it is proving more difficult than I envisaged. 1) lack of sheep's bums 2) working up any enthusiasm. So this is all I could manage today and even this is a variant on an earlier shot. Still I couldn't resist the shapes and simplicity.

    Where art thou

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wirefox View Post
    Ok, I did promise an out of focus sheep's bum but it is proving more difficult than I envisaged.
    Try harder...http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4054/...8e59c2b123.jpg

    Yes, I like this very much, even though everyone else is scratching their heads (or worse) thinking "what the..." I see they let you have windows in the North.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    Try harder...http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4054/...8e59c2b123.jpg

    Yes, I like this very much, even though everyone else is scratching their heads (or worse) thinking "what the..." I see they let you have windows in the North.
    I'm not surprised, but it isn't pushing boundaries. I give up and will do my own thing in secret.

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    I see they let you have windows in the North.
    Plexiglass...does not shatter when the petrol bombs go off on a Saturday night. You will note the highly fashionable rendering and Mediterranean blue skies....its grim oop North but fashionably grim

    but it isn't pushing boundaries
    I am having a rather flat period at present. The ideas are not coming so I am filling my time by keeping my hand in with the more traditional subject matter. If it carries on you may see a few puppy dogs and smiling children in the weeks to come. Hell I might even buy a togs vest. Did I just say that....its worse than I thought.

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    I'm just impressed with how clean the sensor of your camera is. Not a speck in that blue sky.

    Can't believe you are in a rut. Look at your post: Maybe you can figure out some Wirefoxian way to make windows not windows. Rain on panes for a play on pain? Photograph every flat thing you can find. Just not the vest!



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    Hi Steve, I do like that but then again I can see some triangles.

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    Maybe you can figure out some Wirefoxian way to make windows not windows...
    You know you are on the right track when they start to adjectivize your name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Ryan View Post
    I can see some triangles.
    It's an illness ...... clearly bought about by exposure to phytoestrogens in paint fumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    but it isn't pushing boundaries.
    ?????????????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wirefox View Post
    So this is all I could manage today
    There's only one person I know got the imagination to think about something like this and turn it into such a high quality image ...

    ... I'm damned if I can remember his name!

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    yes, this is how I like it. Very subtle, balanced, abstract and most of all well done! I agree with Donald and Myra, that it immediately shows to be a Wirefoxian photograph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    There's only one person I know got the imagination to think about something like this and turn it into such a high quality image ...

    ... I'm damned if I can remember his name!
    Inside every disadvantaged (when I were a lad...), down-trodden Northern photographer there's a budding Annie Liebovitz.

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    Well it certainly seems as if I had a more productive day than I first thought. Your very positive comments are hardly justified I fear but they are very welcome nonetheless. I think the problem here for me (apart from being knackered after my first full week in work for a while) is that for this type of image I usually have the image in my head and then go and find (or arrange) a setup that comes closest to my concept. This one was taken off the cuff although my immediate thought was a north England Romeo and Juliet (Gaz and Shaz probably). I do not often like the results of my walkabout efforts so I was fairly pleased with the outcome with this one. I try to avoid walking about aimlessly with a camera dangling round my genitals it does tend to attract the wrong class of folk...dont you know.

    I had shot a similar image with the same subject matter before but it had no story behind it just colour and texture

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    I'm just impressed with how clean the sensor of your camera is. Not a speck in that blue sky.
    I bought the camera used and it was pretty clean when I got it. There were a couple of bunnies but they disappeared after a few actuations of the sensor shaker do dah. Anyway I hardly ever shoot with an aperture smaller than f/8 so I could have a couple of rusty shopping trolleys and discarded refrigerator on there for all I know

    You know you are on the right track when they start to adjectivize your name.
    I have been called a fair few but never actually been one.

    ... I'm damned if I can remember his name!
    Rolf Harris?

    Inside every disadvantaged (when I were a lad...), down-trodden Northern photographer there's a budding Annie Liebovitz.
    I think you will find that's Annie Walker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wirefox View Post
    Your very positive comments are hardly justified I fear but they are very welcome nonetheless.
    It is endlessley interesting to note how we rate our own images compared to the views that others express about them.

    It's a but like the photographic equivalent of Burns' - to see ourselves as others see us.

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    I like this one too Steve. The interesting thing about your comment is how you go about it. i.e. you develop a concept and then find an image or set it up. Quiet differnt to mine. I see myself more as an opportunitistic photographer. I see images as I go. The beauty of photography is you can come at it from so many differnt angles.

    PS. Kay, there are triangles in the clouds.

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    Re: Where art thou

    Quote Originally Posted by Wirefox View Post
    Ok, I did promise an out of focus sheep's bum but it is proving more difficult than I envisaged. 1) lack of sheep's bums 2) working up any enthusiasm. So this is all I could manage today and even this is a variant on an earlier shot. Still I couldn't resist the shapes and simplicity.

    Where art thou
    I like the simplicity of the shot. The "void" blue sky even has a nice gradient. You Sir should be well chuffed! Just by having that window open adds so much to it.. I like.

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    Many thanks Peter and 'Fleshpiston' (is that name referring to some aspect of your anatomical prowess? You will have WireVixen all flushed and dreamy eyed).

    Steve

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