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12-06-2023, 05:04 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Same technique - différent subject - Windowlight & Black cardboard
Lens:Camera: 135 mm Photo Location: Living room ISO: 250 

I´ve posted these before. I decided to show them again because I believe
this setup - as simple as it can be - is one of the greatest sources of ideas
to cure that terrible disease known to photographers ion Spanish as El Slumpo

I take my time with each subject holding it in my hand in the spot where I
want to photograph it, and twist it and turn it slowly until it shows the right
position to be photographed.

Sunflowers are one of my favorite subjects. Symmetrical, but with such an
incredible textural range, there is always the chance of a new angle

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Thanks for the pics and explanation. I like the lighting you've managed.

I'll admit to being hit by El Slumpo myself lately! Maybe you'll inspire me to break out some of my cardboard I use for backdrops!
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Thank you. I'll do my best. Young pomegranate. PENTAX 67II. HP5
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Beautiful, and again inspiring during these winter blahs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Rockstroh Quote
I´ve posted these before. I decided to show them again because I believe
this setup - as simple as it can be - is one of the greatest sources of ideas
to cure that terrible disease known to photographers ion Spanish as El Slumpo

I take my time with each subject holding it in my hand in the spot where I
want to photograph it, and twist it and turn it slowly until it shows the right
position to be photographed.

Sunflowers are one of my favorite subjects. Symmetrical, but with such an
incredible textural range, there is always the chance of a new angle
Very much appreciated input you give here!
And the images prove it!
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12-07-2023, 07:16 PM   #8
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Thanks for your comments Angky
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I like the sunflower profile. The back lighting shows all the little hairs! I can't think how you could really improve that. The cropped one I don't get really. Not very interesting. With the young pomegranate there is just too much empty blackness for me.
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I like the sunflower profile. The back lighting shows all the little hairs! I can't think how you could really improve that. The cropped one I don't get really. Not very interesting. With the young pomegranate there is just too much empty blackness for me.
Thank you for your comments. I have sold a few 2´x 3´copies of the cropped sunflower and that size they look awesome,
as hairy and aggressive as the lateral portrait.

To like the pomegranate image you have to stop referring to it as empty blackness, which makes it sound like a void,
and use negative space. That's the term used in art galleries for empty blackness
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Rockstroh Quote
To like the pomegranate image you have to stop referring to it as empty blackness, which makes it sound like a void,
and use negative space. That's the term used in art galleries for empty blackness
Well, to me, it is a void. It is very, very dark and uniform. Also, an appreciable part of the flower is also black. This is just my opinion of course but you have put them up here for critique. And I don't really care what terms an art gallery would use.
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Thank you for your comments. I have sold a few 2´x 3´copies of the cropped sunflower and that size they look awesome,
as hairy and aggressive as the lateral portrait.

To like the pomegranate image you have to stop referring to it as empty blackness, which makes it sound like a void,
and use negative space. That's the term used in art galleries for empty blackness
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