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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:31 pm    Post subject: More oldies: still life Reply with quote

Again from year 1995 or about... this time, still life.
I was obsessed with pictorialism then. And since I love still life most in paintings, I tried to get there with the photography.
It took some years of hard efforts to understand how stupid the premise was.



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http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/7072/sl901du6.jpg


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The previous one is a print from a slide (Ektachrome).
This one instead is a print from a negative film, the luscious Agfacolor Ultra 50 ISO. A film whose loss I will never stop to regret:



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like both , not really the subject , rather than the finish.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stupid premise? Don't care as long as the result is such a wonderful picture like the first one. Thanks for showing.

Michael


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another Ektachrome print:



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http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/8121/sl903bb5.jpg


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is another negative film print (cheapo film):



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http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/4451/sl904ad0.jpg

I like the composition in this one, but for the life of me I could not get rid of the ugly lamp reflection on the wall. It ruins the photograph, but as I said, I like the composition so I publish it anyway.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now wonder how these pictures would have come out if instead of the horrible cheapo zooms I used then, I could have used the wonderful lenses that I can afford to use now.

Today, I would not have the patience anymore to work on a composition a whole afternoon (or even a whole day) like I did then.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Borges wrote:
Stupid premise? Don't care as long as the result is such a wonderful picture like the first one. Thanks for showing.

Michael


Thanks Michael. Today I don't feel those pictures as "mine" anymore.
But I learned a lot from those hard and troubled experiments. It was a useful school.