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    A photo by Bill Steber. Bill is a photographer and musician from Nashville, TN. I've seen him a couple of times and have been introduced and talked with him. Hopefully, I will be seeing him perform again next Friday. More of his photos can be seen at http://www.steberphoto.com/


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    A photo by Euphus 'Butch' Ruth. Mr. Ruth is from my hometown in Mississippi, but I've never met him. We have a mutual friend. He does wet collodion photography. http://www.euphusruth.com/ This is the Robert Johnson memorial at Mt. Zion MB Church.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    What is this? All the rest of the photos I can understand, but I can't figure out what this object is.

    Good photo, though!
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    I like this one more for the experience than it's technical elements. Can't say any of us were totally sober here... I'd hired this boat and two crew. We stopped for "lunch" at a floating restaurant in the flooded forest area of Lake Tonle Sap.... and it was highly "liquid". I ended up skippering, as I was when I shot this image. I highly recommend a visit to the flooded forest for anyone visiting Angkor Wat. Spend a week at Siem Reap and I'll fill your itinerary.

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Don't know much about photography (sounds like a line from that song). Is it possible to say in just a few words what quality makes the drag bucket (#1) and the headset (#27) so striking?

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    In both photos, Nicholas, the sharpness and tonal range are superb. It is a real technical challenge to do both. Sharpness is mostly a function of the quality of the lens used to capture the image, but is also a function of the accuracy of focus and precision of developing the film (if not digital) and printing the image, both of which are controlled by the photographer. The other variable is the tonal range: Consider that if the range of light between the darkest shadow detail your eye can perceive and the highest highlight detail is placed on a scale from 0 to 100, a B&W image on quality paper can reproduce a range of about 20 scale points. It becomes the challenge of the photographer to 'compress' the actual range to the range capable of being reproduced in the print media to 'trick' the viewer into thinking that they are seeing the entire luminosity range. This used to be done in processing the film, but is now done with computer programs working with digital image data. The photographer can also shift the tonality along the scale for effect, such as balancing toward the highlight end for a 'high-key' image, or toward the darker range - 'low-key' - for effect. The photo of the headphones is a low-key photo. What makes it a good photo is that even though it seems mostly black, you can still see great details in the shadow areas, such as the texture of the leather on the headband, but there are still crisp white highlights on the shiny parts. In the drag bucket photo, the photographer has managed to present a wide range of tonalities from details in the shadows to details in the bright areas of the shiny metal, and neither area gets too dark or light so that it loses detail. Added to all that technical detail, the images are pleasingly composed in the space of the image, and with razor-sharp focus.

    Does this help a bit? I could probably go on for pages (I am a big fan of B&W photography), but I don't want to be more of a pedantic bore than I already am...
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    Fooled around with some B&W yesterday while Vesparing™ around Laguna for this thread.





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    Many thanks, mmd.

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    Penarth beach - a break from fossil hunting.
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    Sorry. No real drama, here. Just a cool old sign, long gone...

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    Excellent polyptych series
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    Great job all. This thread is marvelous in several ways. It gives folks the break from politics/religion that some have been clamoring for - by doing something positive. It doesn't add inappropriate Boat Content to the Bilge. It offers up some truly outstanding images, and provides a venue for some of our own member's work. Thanks!

    Here's one of my hometown --

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    How about a reminder of the chill recently shed --

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    And - sticking to the bridge theme - probably my favorite Portland bridge --

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    The Arches by Serge Chirqui

    I have been to that place and taken photos of that rock, but his are much, much better than mine.
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    Waterfront - Dramatic

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    FLW, Marin County Courthouse, Ezra Stoller photographer


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    Paul Rudolf, Healey House, Ezra Stoller photographer


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    TWA Terminal, JFK Airport, Ezra Stoller photographer


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    My Streets in B&W by Anne J. Gibson
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    Well, since we'reback to boats again, here is the launch of Bluenose II on July 24. 1963. I was on my Dad's shoulders, in the crowd somewhere off to the right. Photo courtesy of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald.

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    how's this for drama?
    that big ti by the way

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    Let's try a few from the Middle East.

    Sanctions Buster? Pretty certain to be loaded with western products destined for Iran. Yeah, she's a woodie




    I might be wrong... but, the previous photo I took on the day tends to confirm it, I think this is Oryx poo. The Arabian Oryx was extinct in the wild 45 years ago, but has been re-introduced from captive stocks. I'll see if I can find one worth posting in a minute or two



    Exploring the Empty Quarter. It's a nice place to visit.... but would've been tough in the old days



    Dubai's oldest building.. the old fort

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    I quite like the Oryx in B&W

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    I thought I'd have a look for a couple more that may show up OK in B&W

    Here's one from the northeast of Vietnam... not sure if it's Haiphong or not, seven years after taking it



    B52 Lake.... the remains of a B-52 that was shot down over Hanoi in 1971, left as a reminder to potential invaders.

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    I've seen the car in that second image, Jim. It's still at the temple the monk came from in Hue. I'll dig out a photo.

    Meanwhile, I have connections to this place...



    I've been known to edit out irrelevant artifacts from the odd photo or two... but this one was a bit too difficult

    Borobudur is an amazing temple complex. Top five in the world, perhaps?

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    OK Jim... more like that piano one please.

    Meanwhile, as promised

    Wiki: Thích Quảng Đức (Vietnamese: [tʰǐc kʷâːŋ ɗɨ̌k]; 1897—11 June 1963, born Lâm Văn Túc), was a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963. Quang Duc was protesting the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government led by Ngô Đ́nh Diệm. Photographs of his self-immolation were circulated widely across the world and brought attention to the policies of the Diệm government. John F. Kennedy said in reference to a photograph of Đức on fire, "No news picture in history has generated so much emotion around the world as that one." Malcolm Browne won a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of the monk's death

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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