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04-07-2010, 09:01 PM   #1
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Is there a subject that you just can't get enough of?

Well, a subject that you might be obsessed with, that you don't know why, that you never get tired of photographing? For me, it's the Golden Gate Bridge, and to a lesser extent things like certain beaches with surfers, and Mt. Shasta. I have my own unique reasons for all of these, but I'm curious as to if I'm the only one.

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For me it is the bridges in my neighborhood that connect Philadelphia to New Jersey. I am NEVER happy with the results. I can see what I want to shoot and it's always a disappointment. I've been making a habit of swinging by them on my way home from my regular shoots and trying.........
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ari Quote
For me it is the bridges in my neighborhood that connect Philadelphia to New Jersey. I am NEVER happy with the results. I can see what I want to shoot and it's always a disappointment. I've been making a habit of swinging by them on my way home from my regular shoots and trying.........
Funny you should say that, for the most part the same thing happens with me and the Golden Gate Bridge especially more recently. It's either a little blurry, not totally sharp, not exposed properly. It actually took a trip to the bridge without anything but my cell phone camera to realize why I loved it so much other than to take photos of it.

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It took about 6 years to get tired of shooting Bisbee Arizona. Guanajuato is probably good for a few more years. Taxco Guerrero and Zacatecas get old after a year. San Cristobal de Las Casas in Chiapas never wears out, nor does Antigua Guatemala, nor much of the San Francisco Bay area. I know these are places, but they are also subjects with distinct personalities. Peoples and patterns and tones and shapes and textures; ever-changing lights and angles. None of these are FLAT uniform places. I guess my favorite subject is: texture.
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For me lately it seems that i cant get enough of abandoned subjects.
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For me it's a park called Hocking Hills in ohio. It's amazing waterfalls and cliffs always fill me with awe and I can't help but take pictures everytime I go over there.
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For me its the sea and the coastline. Ever changing, often dramatic.

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The sunset from the bridge in the middle of my small town. When the weather is right I usually take sunset pictures every night when I'm around.
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Everything. But I really enjoy shooting streams where the water flows over rocks.
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Rather embarringly it's sunsets. If I see a goodie it takes immense will power not to get the camera out. The trouble is, where I live, we get heaps!
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Female nudes.
Really.
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The moon is another one that I can think of, although recently I haven't been able to get out and photograph it as much as usual. There is really a lot you can do with moon photos though if you put your mind to it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
Female nudes.
Really.
I enjoyed drawing and painting them. Never tried photographing them. Maybe worth a try. The human form is endlessly fascinating.
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Using the term "subject" broadly it's always been light with me.

I often don't care that much what the "subject" is but rather how that subject interacts with light.

I can take days and hundreds of frames of my wife's potted plant under different available light conditions just to see how differing light dramatically changes the character of the subject.

So same "subject" different light never ceases to lose interest for me.
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