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Photo of the day

Discussion in 'Photography and Photos' started by Helveticum, Tuesday October 20, 2015.

  1. Digimonkey

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    Inspired by @Floid_Maniac - his visual signature up until today - which he has now changed unhelpfully - ha ha. So - if you don't remember it you are unlikely to get the link visually. His signature is much more of a Fellini sort of thing now. Nikon F4 - XP2 - 85mm f1.4 Nikkor - the best portrait lens I have ever used. This is a really low quality scan - I can't find a bigger one. The highlights are not blown out on the negative but are here. Yours - I.
     
  2. @Digimonkey Hope that helps. ;) Will leave the divas signature for this week and change it this weekend again. :cool:
     
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  3. Digimonkey

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    @Floid_Maniac - why thank you mate - cheers - I.
     
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  4. Louise Brooks was truly something special and is one of my longest standing crushes (alongside Jenny Agutter). Eminently photogenic.
     
  5. Digimonkey

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    @Floid_Maniac - In honour of you reverting your signature on my behalf for the week - I thought to dig out something a bit diva - you will forgive the low quality of this image. It has never been scanned - I simply re-photographed an awful 6x4 machine proof print. The original is properly sharp and the high-lights hold. That being said - it was shot deliberately high-key. The copying has increased the contrast. Nikon F4 - 85mm - XP2. Single Elinchrom head with soft box. Copied with a D4. cheers - I.
     
  6. pjgh

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    Wow! What super photographs.

    Alas, I'm digital camera and here's my cat :D

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    I swear, the kid's part racoon!
     
  7. pjgh

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    Go on ... have another! A portrait:

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    From memory, Canon EOS 20D with their cheapo 50mm prime.
     
  8. Digimonkey

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    @pjgh - thanks for joining in. I think you are right about your cat being a bit racoon. I have a friend that I first met in Madrid - but now living in Cambodia - that grew up on a farm in the mid-west of America. He had an orphaned racoon as a pet - apparently they are highly intelligent and get into everything. I've never met one. He loved it but his parents had to step in after it managed to start an electric chainsaw in the tool shed. I'm not joking. cheers - I.
     
  9. Nice, very nice!
     
  10. That is lovely. Thanks for that one.
     
  11. What a beautiful cat. What kind is it? We have a Siberian Forrest cat that looks a lot like yours.
     
  12. pjgh

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    Cheers! He's a Coonie! Maine Coon.

    He's a little too "oriental" (as they say) for the breed, but nevertheless reached the dizzying heights of Imperial Grand Champion during his show days. Coonies are the dogs of the cat world - they growl, the sit near you, not on you, they follow you around, they'll walk on leads, they like swimming and the play fetch!

    Yeah, Siberian Forest and Norwegian Forest are very similar in looks. Reading between all the myth and bullshit about the breed, they are from Maine and there was a Norwegian Captain (named Coon) who kept cats about ship to keep the rats down. Upon landing in Maine, no doubt some of these cats disembarked ... coming from Norway, they were possibly/probably what modern Norwegian Forest cats were ... which is probably a pretty generic breed across the more northern parts of the world.
     
  13. Digimonkey

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    Still inspired by @Floid_Maniac - divas - and mention of Louise Brooks.

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    Yours - I.
     
  14. IMG_1601.JPG A derelict farm dwelling on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.
     
  15. Perfect, Alexander.
     
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  17. That picture awakened in me the desire I have the money to spend the rest of my life traveling around the globe. ;)
     
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  18. I love grainy film, I take it this would be the crane's at the port?
     
  19. Wonderfully atmospheric.
     

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