1000 Words - The Picture Thread

dunno if it was another thread. We actually had a wake for HST, and convinced glenn to shave his head for authenticity. I regret to inform you that we used a great deal of alchohol to persuade him. Mainly Heath making a bet with drining games to shave his head, and by the time glenn won, he was drunk enough to agree to it anyway.
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Originally posted by Splitcoil:

I love this building, but I'll be damned if there's anything in it that's worth going to! Last time I was in there, a very very polite and well-meaning gay gentleman tried to convince me that I really should buy a $700 jacket.

Blagh.

three words:
Rock Bottom Brewery.
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Originally posted by boogerhead:

three words:
Rock Bottom Brewery.


Maybe I should give it another chance. I've had two lunches there under very terribly bad circumstances. I was so distracted by the utter awfulness of the people I was eating with that I don't think I even tasted the food.

And I couldn't drink while I was there. Frown That was probably part of the problem. Those people were in serious need of some alcohol.
i used to work in the ibm tower across the street. they(rock bottom) have a pool table and good coffee, among some decent american type bar foods. their brews are great, but real hoppy if i remember correctly.

and now that i think of it, the elephant and castle is in the same building.
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Originally posted by PsychoInductive:
Thing is Hurts, that by removing the color palatte, you remove that segment of information from the image, forcing the viewer to concentrate more on the cintent and compostition of the image itself.

I have a lot of pictures at clubs where they look good simply because of the colors that are present from the lights and things, but the image itself, the person, form, line, shape, narrative, etc., is not there.

Likewise, I have many photos where the colors don't really matter, they are more like icing, or (to go with a food metaphor) the presentation and garnishment of a fine meal. The actual food itself should be able to stand without the garnish and presentation.

Now, as to Boog's photograph there, I would say that a lot is being said, and to a degree the color may detract from the image itself. Often times by taking an image into B&W, you make a person view the scene in a different state of mind. Thus, they will look at a scene and examine what information comes from the setting, expression, body language etc.


Part of this for me is that I'm kind of anti-photoshopping. I think if he had shot it in black and white, I would probably like it just as well as I did with color, but once you've shot it in color, using photoshop to make it black and white just seems.... I dunno. Like marketing. I have some totally phenomenal photos that have been the result of me and a camera and photoshop, but I don't consider myself a photographer. I just like to take photos and fuck with them to make them look cool. I can understand photoshopping semi-nude photos of people, that's sort of a different matter, but a real untouched nude is - to me - much much sexier than a photoshopped one, because it's a window into a moment, and any retouching is the artist interfering with the moment. I'm not particularly interested in the artist's input, only his perception (note that this idea is changed considerably when there is no model for the artist, and the art comes directly out of the mind). This may be partly because I care for very few artists, though I like quite a bit of art. I think I went off on a similar concept about poets. Can't stand poets. Brooding little bastards.

To the poetry-writing/artist WGBers, feel free to ignore me, I'm pmsing. Besides which, I'm kind of a hateful person.
Well, my camera doesn't have sepia or monochrome modes, so I'd have to photoshop those in.

I'd don't like make major changes much* - although I did with that bird of paradise (and I'll post an example soon) - but what I use it for trying to make up for hardware shortcomings, like a dodgy CCD, unchangeable depth-of-field settings or, as above, lack of tonal choices.

I hate poetry too. Especially that modern/postmodern crap. Which will be interesting, as I have to both write and critique some for uni this year. Joy. And the worse thing is if we dislike someone's work, we're practically not allowed to tell them we dislike it. Brooding lil bastards indeed, HTTF.

And for the minimalist in you (presented here as a piece of irony - how po-mo!):



*mostly cause I suck at photoshop unlike these guys.
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Originally posted by charmakarmacat:
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Brooding little bastards....Brooding lil bastards indeed


and what the fuck would you know about it in all your infinite wisdoms?


[eyebrow]

I hope you've read the whole conversation. We made the obligatory "except WGBers" back on the previous page.

Go getting all angsty, would you... Just trying to get our hate on here. Carry on. Nothing to see.
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We made the obligatory "except WGBers" back on the previous page.

no you didn't. there was no "we" doing any WGBer disclaiming, and "your" disclaimer was more along the lines of "pay me no mind i'm just hateful".

i don't mean to be a hard ass but i took much offense from your statements. the both of you.
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Originally posted by charmakarmacat:
no you didn't. there was no "we" doing any WGBer disclaiming, and "your" disclaimer was more along the lines of "pay me no mind i'm just hateful".

i don't mean to be a hard ass but i took much offense from your statements. the both of you.


I was hoping we could let it pass and get on with the photos. There's an implied exception to every broad generalization about a group of people. There are plenty of poets that I like, just as there are Republicans that I like, but they are not stereotypical people. I don't really believe that any one role can define a person, and I should think you would know that.
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Originally posted by charmakarmacat:
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Brooding little bastards....Brooding lil bastards indeed


and what the fuck would you know about it in all your infinite wisdoms?


And, in all your infinite wisdom, what would you know about my opinion of them?

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