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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman View Post
    very nice! I see you even have a patio with a view! I'm SO jelious.

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    In the winter, I'm allowed to bring my box indoors!!

    When I say indoors, obviously I mean the garage.

    It's a fold down patio...deluxe box model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamble View Post
    That was my thinking too. I'll see if I can get someone to pay a visit...no promises tough as I can't commit other folk on their behalf. Let's see what we can do.
    That would be really decent of you.
    My wife works in a Warehouse. I'd like to see what I can do to help you upgrade your box for a second floor...........but that's another story. *drum riff with cymbal*
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    Quote Originally Posted by lamble View Post
    In the winter, I'm allowed to bring my box indoors!!

    When I say indoors, obviously I mean the garage.

    It's a fold down patio...deluxe box model.

    As Mortormore Shizzenhop once quoted as saying
    Never question the veracity of a man who lives in a box, for certainly















    This is Tuesday, isnÔÇÖt it?ÔÇØ


    And now back to your regularly scheduled program...... already in hijack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid_Roy View Post
    That would be really decent of you.
    My wife works in a Warehouse. I'd like to see what I can do to help you upgrade your box for a second floor...........but that's another story. *drum riff with cymbal*
    I count myself lucky to have a box. I upgraded from




    A paper bag!

    This could degenrate into the Yorkshiremen sketch

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    No pix from me this week, I was off an an adventure to be posted at a later date, BUT, I'd like to tip my lens cap to the aviator. A real hero, I salute you. What a great role model for a father, I can tell that by looking at him, gentle hands. Also, REALLY liked the lighting and unposed shot of the girl at the piano. That's a Hallmark card shot. Very mellow, really sets the mood, I think that came from Big John. Keep the pix coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by franze View Post
    No pix from me this week, I was off an an adventure to be posted at a later date, BUT, I'd like to tip my lens cap to the aviator. A real hero, I salute you. What a great role model for a father, I can tell that by looking at him, gentle hands. Also, REALLY liked the lighting and unposed shot of the girl at the piano. That's a Hallmark card shot. Very mellow, really sets the mood, I think that came from Big John. Keep the pix coming
    Thank you. Despite me being me, I turned out pretty good because of him.
    As the song says "his hands were gentle, his hands were strong."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rihn-Manke View Post
    This has to be my favorite this week. I really like the way the white and blue of the bike are exactly replicated on the Holiday decorations in the background. Perfect harmony with the two main subjects.

    Thanks to everyone for their posts this week. This has become my favorite "Go-To" thread.

    The one thing I really noticed in both of Beerteam's shots this week was they were shot on what many would consider a dreary colorless day, yet the dreariness was minimized and the colorless sky wasn't allowed to dominate the overall composition or mood--and he found color and used it as a form of harmony. Low contrast, white bland skies can be killers in wide perspective shots and Beerteam used it to his advantage. Last week his shots exploited exactly the opposite environmental conditions (high contrast with directional golden light)--pretty slick!
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    moved to the anarchy thread....

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    Last edited by rocketman; 11-14-2007 at 02:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bricciphoto View Post
    The one thing I really noticed in both of Beerteam's shots this week was they were shot on what many would consider a dreary colorless day, yet the dreariness was minimized and the colorless sky wasn't allowed to dominate the overall composition or mood--and he found color and used it as a form of harmony. Low contrast, white bland skies can be killers in wide perspective shots and Beerteam used it to his advantage. Last week his shots exploited exactly the opposite environmental conditions (high contrast with directional golden light)--pretty slick!


    Thanks Ben,

    Last weekend, cloudy both days. Saturday was a good photo day. Sunday was heavy clouds on my ride to Horicon National Wildlife Refuse. The clouds were of the dark type and I deleted all photos. With a good telephoto I would of had photos of tundra swans and sandhill cranes. I did find about 10 miles of nice gravel to ride.

    I enjoy your photo reviews. Also enjoy Knary, RM, Bluestune, Kbasa and the rest of the folks who feel like stepping up to review. I also enjoy the non tech reviews by Voni, Sue, RV and the many others who just give the shots a thumbs up review.

    Very soon, my photo rides will be over for the year, and it will be time to do some ride reports of the photos. I will use my energies to organize my 11,199 photos uploaded to Smugmug. These photos need captions, keywords and organizing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman View Post
    Hmmmm, again this week we have some great entries. As someone else stated, I too was thinking that due to the lack of early entries that people were having difficultly finding appropriate subject matter for this assignment, but that now seems not to be the case.

    For me the above is my favorite, (with the hand being a close second) the lighting and composition really jumped out at me, I love the way the keyboard draws the viewer into the frame to girl's fingers which almost appear to be buried in the keys as if "melded" to them and the way that takes the viewer up to her face. One really gets a sense of Harmony and Connection, as though the musician and instrument are indeed one. the orange tint to the whole adds softness and mutes the lighting and really helps set the overall mood, one really gets the sense of the concentration of the musician and her involvement with the instrument, I can almost hear the notes being played and reverberating about the space within the shot.

    Very Nicely done!

    RM


    Wow! Thanks, RM. She and I have been having a lot of fun with these assignments. We have been also working on piano and other percussion instruments, so this is pretty much the scene after dinner in our house. I wish I could say this shot was 100% spontaneous... Though she was at the piano and I did not pose her, I did ask her to stay perfectly still so that I could take the shot without a flash (1 second exposure at F/6.3).

    Here's another version which is a bit more posed since I asked her to move her hair...




    I liked your shots of the Frank Loyd Wright house. He was a remarkable "artist" and this building shows that he was not only interested in his art, but also in practical architectural suggestions which could add aesthetic surroundings to those who otherwise might not think they could afford it. The weathered building sits unobtrusively in its surroundings.

    I also like your second shot of some of the detail. Obsession to the last detail! I can relate to this... I renovated my house and every outlet, light switch, and door-jam has its screws aligned.



    I think your best this week is "Entry Three". I'm a real sucker from B&W, and the angles of the window and stairs contrast nicely with the drapery.




    Tom's "Nature's Reiteration" is one of my favorites. Firstly, its been a while since I've seen anything bloom, and secondly it reminds me of Georgia O'Keefe (less the metaphorical depiction of female anatomy). Since it was taken in RAW format I suppose it could be enlarged to 30x20 which would look great on display.



    My other favorites are the two from Dave. I really enjoy the movement of the water through the steel and, as many have already commented, the chain is one of the nicest "rainy-day" shots I have ever seen.




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    Quote Originally Posted by grossjohann View Post
    Wow! Thanks, RM. She and I have been having a lot of fun with these assignments. We have been also working on piano and other percussion instruments, so this is pretty much the scene after dinner in our house. I wish I could say this shot was 100% spontaneous... Though she was at the piano and I did not pose her, I did ask her to stay perfectly still so that I could take the shot without a flash (1 second exposure at F/6.3).
    While spontaneous shots are always fun and have their challenge, "composed" shots have their own challenges, I wish I were better at that kind of shot, it takes not only a great imagination but a lot of unique technical skills. Certainly not something that needs 'qualifying", though its always of value an interest to know something of how the shot came about. Being rather on shy side myself working with people is really difficult for me, guess that’s why my people shots are all candid’s.

    Quote Originally Posted by grossjohann View Post
    I liked your shots of the Frank Loyd Wright house. He was a remarkable "artist" and this building shows that he was not only interested in his art, but also in practical architectural suggestions which could add aesthetic surroundings to those who otherwise might not think they could afford it. The weathered building sits unobtrusively in its surroundings.
    Alex
    F L Wright has always been my favorite architect, an old family friend gave his copy of a series of lectures Mr. Wright gave at Princeton University back in the 30’s (?) There is one passage that exemplifies his approach to architecture and what set him apart from all the others. Basically he believed that “In architecture one does not start out with “Style”, rather “Style” is the result one ends up with”. In his day that was a very radical approach to building design, while everyone else was building “Gothic” or “Roman” or what have you his designs reflected the environment, the owner, and function they were to serve. Thus was “modern” architecture born and for me, this explains the diveristy of his designs, and why he was as much an artist as an archetect.

    He also loved cantilevers as can be seen in this building. "Support the center and let the ends hang free". In this house there are only four support points, forming a square in the center, the rest of the structure and walls are all floating and “hang” from the roof beams. Very well suited to "opening" up the sturcture as some of the walls in the corners are doors that can be opened up so that the "corner" disapears. Very Kool idea and makes for a nice airy feeling, the outside and inside become one as it were.
    And in earth-quake prone areas, cantilevers are a much better design, not that we have to worry about that here.

    OK, I'll shut up now... (see what happens when you get me started on one of my favorite topics? I seriously considered going into that field because of him..)

    RM

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    I have to ask you folks a question.

    How do you get more than one photo attachment inserted in a single post?

    I've tried (on a different thread) and it seems to only allow a single attachment.

    Thanks.
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    I believe it is because the forum software only allows on attachment per post.
    To show multiple pictures, you need a free account from Smugmug, photobucket, or other various online photo sharing sites, or your own web server. Then you can cut and paste the links to the images in the post multiple times.
    Try quoting somebody else's post to see what they did.
    That sometimes works too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I have to ask you folks a question.

    How do you get more than one photo attachment inserted in a single post?

    I've tried (on a different thread) and it seems to only allow a single attachment.

    Thanks.
    Hey Paul,

    The key word here is attachment.

    If you look closely, some folks are attaching their photo to their post. It is inside a box and it says "attachment" at the top.

    Other folks "link" their photos to a website, usually a photo-hosting website like Smugmug (though any website will work).

    If you link a photo you can attach several. There is a limit of 20 images (smilies, etc.) in any given post. If you attach, there is a limit of one.

    If you notice on my feedback posts, I actually have downloaded the attached images to my own website so that I can link them in a multiple-photo thread.

    You guys might look into a smugmug account. It's a great service. There's a bunch of free ones, too.

    Hope this clears things up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid_Roy View Post
    I believe it is because the forum software only allows on attachment per post.
    Roy,

    Curse your speedy, succinct, and cogent replies!

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