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Mugu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-20-09 02:14 AM
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36. I don't know what it is (the gift that is.)
I only know that I'll never have it. I've known a few artist and it's like being an athlete. If you weren't born with it, you'll never be great no matter how bad you want it, .

I won't say that photography isn't an art, but it's something that if you learn a few rules you can do an adequate job. However, most of us will only ever be technicians and not truly capable of seeing or capturing what the artist does.

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  -Show us your best/favorite/interesting recent photos. Mugu  Jul-19-09 11:54 PM   #0 
  - That Crayola photo is terrific!!!  Tangerine LaBamba   Jul-20-09 12:10 AM   #1 
  - I also love Blueberries (and your photo of them.)  Mugu   Jul-20-09 12:20 AM   #3 
     - here is the best photo I have ever taken  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 12:59 AM   #14 
        - Whoa, that's a nice photo.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 01:11 AM   #18 
           - good camera that loves that kind of light  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 01:13 AM   #20 
              - nothing else I've taken has come out so well  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 01:15 AM   #21 
                 - Another from the same day  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 01:21 AM   #23 
                    - That's another absolutely splendid photo.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 01:42 AM   #26 
                       - OOOOO! good one!  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 01:43 AM   #27 
  - that's beautiful...how did you get the circle so perfect?  mix   Jul-20-09 12:12 AM   #2 
  - I placed a large rubber stopper  Mugu   Jul-20-09 12:25 AM   #5 
     - looks complicated  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 02:40 AM   #42 
        - I've never sold a photo.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 02:56 AM   #49 
           - also lovely  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 02:59 AM   #50 
           - my flower pics, if you have any advice let me know :)  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 03:11 AM   #52 
           - Well, for a guy who loves photography  AllenVanAllen   Jul-20-09 04:24 AM   #60 
              - Your kind words are very much appreciated.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 12:26 PM   #69 
  - Very nice! I'm too lazy to pick a favorite, or best, so I'll just post my most recent;  qnr   Jul-20-09 12:24 AM   #4 
  - What a cute photo. I would be proud to have taken that.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 12:33 AM   #7 
     - Whoa. Impressive. Both the subject and the photo n/t  qnr   Jul-20-09 12:55 AM   #13 
     - creepy  Blue_Tires   Jul-20-09 10:00 AM   #64 
        - I don't know how to compute the amount of magnification that adds up to.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 12:21 PM   #68 
           - so what exactly did you use to take the photo?  Blue_Tires   Jul-20-09 01:23 PM   #77 
              - I used a doubler behind a 180mm lens  Mugu   Jul-20-09 01:48 PM   #79 
  - I'm so anal retentive that if I had done that all the labels would be facing up.  Forkboy   Jul-20-09 12:29 AM   #6 
  - You're not the only one (anal retentive that is.)  Mugu   Jul-20-09 12:36 AM   #8 
     - Glad I'm not the only one!  Forkboy   Jul-20-09 12:54 AM   #12 
        - That's the sort of thing that artistic people do  Mugu   Jul-20-09 01:18 AM   #22 
        - I think it has more to do with being bipolar.  Forkboy   Jul-20-09 01:38 AM   #24 
           - I don't know what it is (the gift that is.)  Mugu   Jul-20-09 02:14 AM   #36 
        - They are beautiful.  Sigh Sister   Jul-20-09 02:11 PM   #82 
           - Thank you.  Forkboy   Jul-20-09 03:08 PM   #88 
              - I don't have a creative bone in my body  Sigh Sister   Jul-21-09 09:10 AM   #96 
  - A detail of my stained glass window...it's 3 feet in diameter...  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-20-09 12:40 AM   #9 
  - Wow, that's gorgeous  Mugu   Jul-20-09 12:48 AM   #10 
  - My dear Mugu!  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-20-09 12:53 AM   #11 
     - Peggy, I've attempted such photos and realize the level of difficulty.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 01:05 AM   #15 
        - My dear Mugu...  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-20-09 01:10 AM   #17 
           - Dearest Peggy  Mugu   Jul-20-09 12:02 PM   #67 
              - ...  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-20-09 02:02 PM   #80 
  - Did you do that?  Forkboy   Jul-20-09 01:06 AM   #16 
     - My dear Forkboy!  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-20-09 01:12 AM   #19 
        - I'm not suprised it took that long at all.  Forkboy   Jul-20-09 01:39 AM   #25 
        - Dear Cal Peggy, The stained glass window is quite beautiful...Do  monmouth   Jul-20-09 11:22 AM   #66 
           - My dear monmouth!  CaliforniaPeggy   Jul-20-09 02:05 PM   #81 
  - Sports photography is my hobby.  bluesbassman   Jul-20-09 01:46 AM   #28 
  - great shot  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 01:49 AM   #30 
  - Thanks Lorax!  bluesbassman   Jul-20-09 01:58 AM   #32 
     - mine is a digital leica  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 02:00 AM   #33 
  - That's a wonderful capture.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 02:24 AM   #37 
     - I have a deer one too!  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 02:29 AM   #38 
     - I don't know if he's a Bull Deer or not, But, he's certainly a Buck.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 02:47 AM   #45 
     - point, shoot, and crop  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 02:51 AM   #47 
        - A Canon XSi (450D)  Mugu   Jul-20-09 03:08 AM   #51 
           - auto or manual focus?  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 03:14 AM   #53 
           - It depends.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 03:53 AM   #57 
              - Thank you so much for your help  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 03:57 AM   #58 
           - ok I have no clue what any of that means  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 03:23 AM   #56 
              - Please forgive me, but I have to get some sleep.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 04:00 AM   #59 
     - No such thing as a bull deer. That's a mule deer. Notice the ears. n/t  RebelOne   Jul-20-09 06:53 AM   #62 
     - love the red winged black bird  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 02:33 AM   #39 
        - You're very kind.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 03:14 AM   #54 
           - wow, your nature pics rock!  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 03:18 AM   #55 
  - not best but interesting  handmade34   Jul-20-09 01:47 AM   #29 
  - Wow, good pic!  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 01:51 AM   #31 
  - your "Colorado sky before rainfall"  handmade34   Jul-20-09 02:10 AM   #34 
     - thanx, I just got lucky with a good camera. Yours makes me sad  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 02:14 AM   #35 
  - That's the sort of photo that's just fun to look at.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 02:35 AM   #40 
     - good pic, none of my firework pictures come out so well  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 02:37 AM   #41 
        - The secret to fireworks photography is a small aperture, a long exposure  Mugu   Jul-20-09 03:00 PM   #85 
  - playing with condensation  noamnety   Jul-20-09 02:41 AM   #43 
  - also awesome, we should start a DU photog group  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 02:42 AM   #44 
  - That's my bread box and a fork  noamnety   Jul-20-09 02:50 AM   #46 
     - cool  Lorax7844   Jul-20-09 02:54 AM   #48 
  - What a lovely photo and most creative.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 12:34 PM   #70 
  - Plants, mostly  REP   Jul-20-09 05:54 AM   #61 
  - I like them all.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 12:35 PM   #71 
     - I grew 5 from a seedling  REP   Jul-20-09 04:45 PM   #92 
  - Criterion Race  seemunkee   Jul-20-09 09:44 AM   #63 
  - I have enough difficulty trying to deal with things that just crawl around.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 12:39 PM   #72 
  - ooh, that's nice!  Schema Thing   Jul-20-09 12:46 PM   #73 
  - within the past week...  Tuesday Afternoon   Jul-20-09 10:26 AM   #65 
  - Very nice all.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 01:17 PM   #75 
  - I like the dandy-lines hiding under the daisies.  Bertha Venation   Jul-20-09 03:07 PM   #87 
  - I Like your crayons, they almost seem to have a vibrating effect  Schema Thing   Jul-20-09 12:50 PM   #74 
  - The floating hair, big eyes, and cute expression all come together  Mugu   Jul-20-09 01:35 PM   #78 
  - Two of my personal favorites  Prisoner_Number_Six   Jul-20-09 01:22 PM   #76 
  - The rose is most lovely.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 02:15 PM   #83 
  - cool  guitar man   Jul-20-09 02:52 PM   #84 
  - Nicely done. I love storm photos.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 03:07 PM   #86 
     - Thanks  guitar man   Jul-20-09 03:16 PM   #90 
  - Clouds  SammyWinstonJack   Jul-20-09 03:10 PM   #89 
  - Clouds are always fun because each person sees something different.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 05:05 PM   #93 
  - a few from my photobucket account  Bertha Venation   Jul-20-09 03:17 PM   #91 
  - Lovely photos all.  Mugu   Jul-20-09 05:27 PM   #94 
  - Some cooling shots for summer.  Orsino   Jul-20-09 06:03 PM   #95 
  - My cats Monster and Twilight when Twilight was a kitten. She's still pretty  applegrove   Jul-21-09 06:59 PM   #97 
  - My cats Monster and Twilight when Twilight was a kitten. She's still pretty  applegrove   Jul-21-09 07:00 PM   #98 
 

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