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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 09:01 PM
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A mostly b/w Easter walk on God's acre - our largest cemetery
The entrance is to the left, and the buildings are old and beautiful


Every day she wonders what happened to her arm


The grave of RJR - the founder of the Tobacco company



















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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 10:20 PM
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1. Great variety & really effective in black & white.
And when you scroll down to the color ones, pow!

The last 4 of the black & whites in particular are very expressive, really well composed scenes. Fine, fine series all round.

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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 11:18 PM
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2. Thanks for looking, and thanks for the comments; I keep studying your
and the black and whites of others to learn. You specifically have re-opened my eyes to their beauty. There is courage involved in dropping out the color and sticking with the skeleton. The color can hide sins or imperfections.
Growing up I watched my Dad take b/w's exclusively, he had a darkroom, too.
His photos were published quite a bit and he had a good name as an amateur; he really was a preacher.

He taught me a lot about using my eyes and framing things out way before we could randomly crop and instantly see our photos
I think of him and wish he could see all the changes that have happened in photography and how we do it now.

So, thanks for your comments and know I pay close attention. I hope I'm getting a little better from listening and watching.

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flamin lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 10:20 AM
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3. B&W is indeed a beautiful medium.
Photography is more abstract than most people give credit. A critic of Picasso said to the artist that he preferred artistic representation to be more realistic. When asked for an example the critic took out a photograph of his wife. Picasso replied, "Really. That small? And so flat . . ."

Remove color and it allows the viewer to impart their own emotions to the image. Edward Weston said that a black and white photograph could reveal the essence of what lies before the lens with such clarity that the image becomes more real than the subject itself.

It doesn't lend itself to everything but when it works it really works.
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 12:34 PM
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4. You're giving great quotes here. My favorite Picasso quote
is this one :
When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
I had in on me fridge for about 15 years til my kid was grown. Whenever it aged out, I would replace it.
It kindof worked, too. In what he chose to do he is pretty much the first authority.
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mimitabby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 07:52 PM
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5. ooo, I love that burl!
the buildings are gorgeous too.
I also like the tree in bloom. Such nice photos!
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 07:59 PM
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6. Thank you so much Mimi ! thank you for looking at my photos. I miss
seeing you on DU - I so enjoy, daily, your painting of President Obama, and the one of the Veteran saluting at the inauguration.
Having a representation of our President in my home, on the wall, what a wonderful and glorious novelty.
Not since Kennedy......

I'll pm you a close up of that burl !
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