MAY THEME: A sense of place

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  • #6564
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    Ian McNab
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    Thanks for your comment, Ken. I think you’d make a better job of it in IR than I would!

    #6565
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    Anonymous

    WALLACE MY FRIEND–I KNOW -I KNOW

    I MAKE THEM UP  JUST AS I GO.

    UNLIKE YOU WALLACE MY FRIEND-THOUGH

    I JUST CANNOT TAKE A GOOD PHOTO—BOOM BOOM,

    #6577
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    Mervin Heywood
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    I don’t know where people stand on photography and smart phones but I couldn’t resist taking a few shots of Christ Church whilst walking back from town this morning.

    All be welcome here

    #6578
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    Mervin Heywood
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    Another phone taken photograph …

    #6580
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    Anonymous

    Mervin any camera –any photo has to be some thing to wonder. Like the doorway. Another candidate to put a milk bottle on the step.

    #6581
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    wbaxter
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    I think Shones still deliver milk

    #6583
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    Peter Robinson
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    I thonk this shows that phones can take decent picture these days. Some people have entered photos taken on phones for club competitions. I think black & white suits the first shot well. I like the lighting on the leaves and their texture. I think the second illustrates a problem with camera phones and auto cameras. They can’t always handle backlighting, so go a bit underexposed. I like the idea of the chimney at one side and the church steeple at the other end mirroring it.

    #6586
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    Ian McNab
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    Merv >>> As they say, the best camera is the one you have with you! Annie Liebowitz uses the iPhone that she carries round with her; and there are several famous, iPhone-using Magnum photographers on Instagram, most notably Gueorgui Pinkhassov (who is @pinkhassov on Instagram – worth a look if you want to be amazed at what can be done with an iPhone).

    And I think John Royle has had some rather fine competition entries that were taken with an iPhone.

    I rather like your church – a strangely atmospheric photograph.

    #6588
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    ajroyle
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    Sorry to be a bit late Folks. I think Ken’s pictures (well one anyway) might have been taken at near the aqueduct Peter is referring to, Pontycysyllte, or something like that, amazing structure. I like Mervin’s joke and the way he has not overdone the “colour popping” in the other picture.

    When this topic started I thought of a lovely book I have of Edwin Smith’s work because it has almost the same title “Evocation of Place”, and thanks, at least, for spurring me to seek it out and enjoy it all over again.

     

     

    #6592
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    Ian McNab
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    (Admin post to reset forum timings – please ignore)

    #6593
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    Anonymous

    The aquaduct where my pics were taken is at Trevor  and as John says amzing structure. Friendly spot,not far off the main road good parking nearby.

    #6594
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    ajroyle
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    St Paul de Mausole

    Wondering why my offering is resizing. It should be 433x650px or thereabouts!

    Perhaps I’ve forgotten the procedure for loading pictures into the gallery, which is where this one is stored.

    Anyway, this place was rather special to Van Gogh who was an “inmate” there. It is St Paul de Mausole. Reproductions of the paintings he did round about are featured on waymarks on a walk up from St. Remy to the monastery. The last one features a view of the limestone hills just beyond (Les Alpilles) and what is remarkable is that since Uncle Vincent did that painting they have excavated a massive Roman city there which Van Gogh would have been completely unaware of, despite the fact that it was just yards away!

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    #6596
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    Ian McNab
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    John >>> I think you’ve copied the URL of the thumbnail, not the one for the full-sized image, which you have to open first before you can get its URL.

    Easy done, as I know only too well! 😉

    Thanks Ian, I’ve done that and correct the post above. John

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    #6603
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    ajroyle
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    Now I can see the photo it is the wrong one! The figure in the cloister is in the wrong place, she is partly obscured, so she looks like a mistake, which she was!

    Here are two more where the figures are very much an intention.

    Provence 2

    and

    In the original one I posted, with the accidental figure, I realised that she had stepped into the frame as I pressed the shutter and I immediately took another. I now never delete images on the spot; there are three reasons; one, you cannot judge your images properly by looking at the LCD, two, it wastes time and three, I read somewhere that it may adversely affect the way the camera uses the chip.

    I took 1162 pictures in Provence in 14 days.

    All three images are straight shots, but I have corrected the distortion created by the wide angle lens on the last one.

    #6605
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    Ian McNab
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    I really like the colour photograph in your latest post, John. The simple colour palette is beautiful (blues against yellows). And the composition is classic, with the woman positioned on the golden ratio (if my eye doesn’t decieve me). The light illuminating her face makes it stand out from the dark pillar  beyond her, and thus accents it as the main element of the picture.

    But most important is the intriguing, enigmatic story the picture tells, with the  unusually-costumed woman standing, apparently very still and watching (or gazing wistfully?) beyond the cloister. A wonderful evocation of atmosphere and feeling.

    Just brilliant photography! (And consequently far too profound and subtle to do well in competitions!)

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