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11-02-2009, 09:31 PM   #106
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This is one great thread!

11-02-2009, 10:08 PM   #107
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What's unacceptable to you is beautiful to others. Why is it so hard to understand that other people enjoy taking and looking at pictures that you may not find "acceptable"? Why does it offend you so that people compare their photos to the look of a painting?

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Just curious.

Why is it assumed that an unacceptable photographic image will make a good painting?


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11-03-2009, 02:46 AM   #108
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There are some amazing photos in this thread. Here are a few from me.

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Mickey, asking about art <> photography is a very good question imo.

I'll try to slightly rephrase your question:

Why would I think that a photograph which did not turn out right would be nice on canvas ?

I can't do else but give two funny answers first (attention! not serious!)
1.) Because I don't paint
2.) If I paint, it'll look like that

Onto the more diversified answer:
Since the invention of photography painters have related to it and created new styles of painting. That means nothing else than painting and photography have inspired each other all the time.

For instance, there is a considerable amount of paintings that look like 'bad' photographs.

Gerhard Richter: Woman With Dog 1967 93cmx73cm Oil on canvas
Source: Gerhard Richter Homepage

I think at this point I could give answer number

3.) Because I saw a similar thing hanging in an art gallery

The only real criterion for a personal relatedness to an image is of course whether you feel that it has any kind of appeal to you or not. In that regard it don't matter if it's a photograph or a painting.

Best, Georg (not a painter but likes to have a look at modern art)

11-03-2009, 03:34 AM   #110
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A couple of CZ Pancolar 50 f1.8 pics that might fit the brief.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Votesh Quote
What's unacceptable to you is beautiful to others. Why is it so hard to understand that other people enjoy taking and looking at pictures that you may not find "acceptable"? Why does it offend you so that people compare their photos to the look of a painting?
There are some beautiful pictures in this thread and there are some that I think the photographer him/herself would agree are less than they should be.
I should know because I produce a great many unacceptable photos. Too many of my pictures have been consigned to the wastepaper basket or treated to the delete button.

I would never dictate to anyone what to like or dislike and I am not at all offended that "people compare their photos to the look of a painting?".

But, Votesh, Just browse through this selection with an open mind and then tell me that there are not a few "rejects" among the throng.

I was about to dump this one but you have made me reconsider.
Picasso, this one is for you.

If you have been offended I apologize.


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How's about this one? Tokina AT-X 90/2.5 wide open.

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smc Takumar 55/1.8

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I always thought of this one as a tribute to impressionism

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11-04-2009, 05:29 PM   #115
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Tak 55 1.8

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smc Takumar 55/1.8


I just love the wacked-out bokeh and color cast from the Takumar 55 1.8's!

Hopefully I haven't posted these in this thread yet...

11-04-2009, 05:31 PM   #116
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I really enjoy this thread. Pictures shown by everybody are beautiful !

I thought I could contribute with some pics taken with the Tamron 90/2.8:

And some with the FA 77/1.8 Ltd:

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I really like this one Strat

In my opinion Very Well Done.
Thanks Stu !!!
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How's about this one? Tokina AT-X 90/2.5 wide open.

fantastic. Like the composition, bokeh and colours for this one. I'm all fired up to go for an impressionist shoot this wknd!
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And some with the FA 77/1.8 Ltd:

I wonder what the economics are of selling EVERYTHING I own (even the KX) and having only the three FA Limiteds and a K-7.

These shots are beautiful!! I guess I better spend some time pricing and thinking.
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this one to me has a impressionist looking bokeh going on it

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