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    A few last ones from the Blade Runner thingee.

    lit hair
    (not sure which singing lady photo is better)

    stepping into light

    ribboned arms

    and I had happened to go and get my macbook fixed just as Steve Jobs died.

    Soho Apple store
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      CommentAuthorjoanneleah
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011
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    twist with mirror
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011
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    Well, i got to Walton on the Naze eventually, there may have been skips, it was a bit too dark to see...
    Moonlight Sea Grain
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    @joanneleah: Love that photo, partially because it has three elements that I tend to like a lot in visual art: a pose with contortions and a mirror, viewed from an odd angle (usually creating some interesting foreshortening).
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      CommentAuthorsmileyfish
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2011
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    @joanneleah: fantastic work - love the dynamic pose and complex lighting.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2011
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    I don't know what the white stuff is but I am going to say this is a Cool Whip truck.
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2011
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    I spent the last week going through a box of old photos and scanning a few for flickr. Most of them are interesting for the nostalgia, but this one sort of works out of any context:

    laura on the rocks

    It feels a bit like a statue. And I really like the texture of the color, if that makes sense. Something that comes from it being printed on film, rather than wholly digital. I love digital. But I might go get a couple of disposable film cameras and try playing with them again.
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    @oddbill - Funny that. I was just thinking the same thing, that I should go and get myself a couple disposable cameras again, like I used to.
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    @oddbill: That's a beautiful photograph and a wonderful pose.
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    The new demolitions expert in residence:
    Photobucket
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      CommentAuthorKieran
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2011
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    Joanelea and roadscum's pictures as amazing !

    Here some recent stuff ... Yes, I'm trying new stuff

    Aspetto

    Shape of a futur

    Agony
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    I love the oranges. The TV face int he corner balances everything perfectly. It's lovely.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2011
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    I really need to stop being determined to take photographs in REALLY low-light situations.
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    @dorkmuffin: get your ISO as high as your camera will allow, and the blue channel is usually the one with the most noise, so you can use Gaussian blur on it just enough to tone down the noise (I'm assuming you use Photoshop, though it might work with Gimp). Then you can get away with more.

    @Kieran: I'm liking the clouds photo. Possibly with a hint of nostalgia from the incredible amount of international travel from my childhood.
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2011
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    @Rachael: I like those multiple exposure pictures, i like them a lot, they glow!

    @Beamish: Looks like a bulk custard delivery - horrid messy stuff, a right bugger to unload.

    @oddbill: Yes, one of those photographs that just goes 'Ching! - Picture!'

    @shannon: and so does that!

    @Kieran: Ta! I'm rather impressed with yours, especially that last one - looks positively sordid if you ask me...

    @dorkmuffin: No, you need to get out and take some more please!

    @trini: and that goes for you too Madam!

    and me? I've bin at it again...

    You missed
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      CommentAuthorKieran
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2011
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    @ Rachæl Tyrell -> Thank you, it was a tricky one. I liked the picture, the moment in the bar was great (huge rain intimacy in Rome) and I had to do something. The light was a nightmare, but on this one the different elements were on the best place possible.

    @ trini_naenae -> Thank you Trini. While taking the picture, I already thought that it will not make the cut, but I edited it anyway and it was quite revealing. The word "Nostalghia" seems to be THE keyword in my pictures, maybe because I'm getting old or my bipolar summermood.

    @ Roadscum -> Thank you. Yep, this is a very strange one... interesting way to take pictures using mirrors, there is very few photoshop in in. Anyway, it started as a SPIT with this picture, I played around and strangely ... I made my very best erotic pictures. Sadly, the model will never agree to make them public and they will stay in my vault for some years.
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      CommentAuthorbarton
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2011
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    Apparently I missed out on quite the sunrise this morning:

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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2011 edited
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    So here's a themed set of three from a pinup style session from a couple of weeks ago:

    (There were two other photos here - I took them down as the model had second thoughts about having them online. Sorry! But the one that's left is the best one anyway!)
    grindeuse

    I'm really struggling to make these good photos, with a visual texture, that works beyond the obvious draw of, hey, sexy woman! I don't think I'm there, but I'm getting there.

    The pictures seem to be sort of cartoonish, especially when compared to the portraiture or figurative work of @Bankara or @joanneleah. Mine really lack subtlety. But they also feel, a bit, of a piece with some of the artwork I've been doing recently, in they way they are pushing unnatural color around.

    The artwork is more subtle in emotional tone. These photos are definitely self-consciously arch, while the drawings tend to be serene or still. That may be a byproduct of the length of time it takes to make each different sort of picture.

    I want to keep doing this, but I also want to keep from becoming a cliche of myself. I think I need to branch out in subject matter a bit before circling back to undressed women.
    • CommentAuthorSteve Toase
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2011 edited
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    We have a flat in Munich, three stops down the train line from Dachau. We felt it was something we wanted to do, but had to be at the right time. This summer we were there for three weeks, so went in the middle of our time there (Not at the beginning to set the tone, and not at the end to define the overriding memory of our summer.
    I took these photos because I wanted to try and get some on a more human scale, rather than just the "Arbeit Macht Frei' tourist shots.






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    Some more from Munich, this time the surfers on the Isar