13 thoughts on “22SEP2018 – Photo of the Day

  • September 22, 2018 at 5:29 pm
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    Amazing how much better the color rendition of your new vs older camera.

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    • September 22, 2018 at 6:29 pm
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      Some of the blame has to be laid at my feet. I’m tragically color-blind so if I monkey with the sliders it’s always a gamble. But I have to agree that the A7S was less natural looking than the A7 III. Now understand that is a man who thinks the green light on a traffic light is white!

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  • September 22, 2018 at 6:29 pm
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    I think glass (lenses) is the 2nd most important element to superior photography, behind photographer skill and ahead of whatever camera body you happen to use.

    On Flickr, I’m ‘friends” with an Italian who is a superb photographer. He shoots Sony A7RII but virtually all of his shots use a Zeiss Batis f2.0 25mm. It never would have occurred to me to use a fast 25mm prime as my standard lens but his results are hard to argue with. I am now convinced to buy a fast wide prime as a primary lens.

    On a lot of his shots, he uses a repeating motif: he has a model, his wife, a Thai, as a central element. She is always wearing a hat, back turned to the camera and observing the scene to be presented. It’s an incredibly more potent method than raw landscape or urban scenes. Check his flickr photostream, it a great nonverbal lesson in compositional elements. https://www.flickr.com/photos/massimo_riserbo/

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    • September 22, 2018 at 6:51 pm
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      Tom:
      Thanks for the link. He’s got some very nice shots. I see what you mean about the observer in the foreground. It does give an interesting tension to the composition. Too bad that Camera Girl would punch me in the head if I tried putting her into my shots. She hates when I take her picture. It seems to be a common syndrome in women over thirty. I could try putting random young women in the pictures but then she’d punch me somewhere else.

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      • September 22, 2018 at 7:41 pm
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        “I could try putting random young women in the pictures but then she’d punch me somewhere else.”

        Uhh, yeah. Unless you have a daughter or granddaughter. Fat chance of signing them onto a photographic program though. I would love to do model photography but can’t think of any way—-

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        • September 22, 2018 at 7:53 pm
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          The only porttrait stuff I’ve done was my daughter’s wedding about seven years ago with the A-850 and the 70-200 f\2.8 and the 135 f\1.8. It was great outside but struggled indoors without flash. I did learn a lot from it, mainly wedding shooting is hard work.

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  • September 23, 2018 at 8:20 am
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    I’ve not done model work per se though back in the film day I did shoot a lot of my 1st wife. Note to self, for some reason, very pretty women in their 20’s are a lot less adverse to camera work than they are 20-30 years later.

    I’ll occasionally find myself in a crowd and ask permission to take shots of interesting people.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/tomd77/6901019675/in/album-72157624211246894/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/tomd77/6901037065/in/album-72157624211246894/

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    • September 23, 2018 at 8:44 am
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      That shot of the couple with the dog is iconic. A good writer could build a story or a movie around just that image.

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        • September 23, 2018 at 9:28 am
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          Perfect.

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        • September 23, 2018 at 10:22 am
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          Hey Tom:
          Starting Monday I’m doing some intensive advertising of the site and I want to put up a lot of content and I’d love to put up a link to your photo on your site if that’s agreeable to you. Only downside for you is it might drive a bit of traffic your way. I don’t know if that could be a problem. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll make sure to give it a post of its own.

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          • September 23, 2018 at 3:30 pm
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            Thanks.

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