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Mad Aussie
04-26-2009, 02:31 PM
What are peoples suggestions for May?

I'm going to throw in 'Nostalgia' ... so it would have to be something from the past.

I'll throw in Action "Children at play outdoors" Good practice for fast focus and shutter speeds. :-)

I like nostalgia and I promise I wont put up my photo as something from the past. I was thinking spring but then I remembered some poor people are just entering fall and their temperatures will plunge down to our highs


I was thinking spring but then I remembered some poor people are just entering fall and their temperatures will plunge down to our highs :wall-an:

There was snow down south last night.

I've always thought the word "Cast" would be interesting as it has so many possible meanings, some quite relevant to photography.

How about just the words action or movement? That way we can focus on depicting things in action or in movement whatever they may be and focus on shutter speeds, be they fast or slow.... Like Nomad stated.
I know it's something I've been trying to work on a bit lately and seeing it's snowing yet again today in Calgary and we're having white-out conditions :wall-an:, I can't see Spring happening here for a bit yet...besides some people's spring are other people's Autumn depending on their relationship N or S of the equator....as Greg stated.
Just my :twocents:

Personally I like both the nostalgia suggestion and the action suggestion.
I like the cast suggestion too but I always prefer 'wider' ideas because they are easier and more people post more often.
The kids suggestion is also okay but harder for people (younger members) without kids who don't want to look like pedophiles in the park :D

As always though - i'll choose the most popular suggestion on May 1 and exert executive control only in case of a tie.

any other suggestions?

Thanks!
marko

Big and small? You have to have two of these in the image?

I was also thinking rain shots?

And that would be it for me

I like big and small idea. And nostalgia too =)

LOL at "pedophiles in the park." Quite true though, ha.

I also like the idea of rain shots but it doesn't rain that often in May here =(

I got it! We could do Nostalgic Action shots of Big and Small Pedophiles in the park on a Rainy day! :-) Now there's an assigment! :-)

No, I'm joking, of course. Either one works for me.



I also like the idea of rain shots but it doesn't rain that often in May here =(

No, it snows.


I got it! We could do Nostalgic Action shots of Big and Small Pedophiles in the park on a Rainy day! :-) Now there's an assigment! :-)




OMG, in Calgary is snowing, in Montreal 28 degrees and in Vancouver 17-19 degrees(no rain :D) so rain is kind of hard to find.
Big and small (like the commercial idea small-big from... I can't remember what car was) is interesting, I like it, but I think "nostalgia" is more challenging.

So I'll vote for "nostalgia".

Groups of three
rainy days
night shots
rust and decay
shot from the hip
what it isn't (things like roots looking like dragons, etc)
what love looks like
where I go to dream
the finer things in life, or this is what makes me rich (not necessarily material or money related)
favorite vacation shot
If I hadn't seen it, I'd have never believed it
eerieness

How about seasonal colours (or animals, or plants)?
That would include everyones place no matter if it is winter ;-), summer, spring or autumn.

I would not mind looking for some nostalgia. :)

Nostalgia seems to be the best idea, even though I never participate it does seem like the best one. Then again you can ignore my input lol......

I'm okay with Nostalgia, but forgive me if I seem a bit daft here, but would someone explain the meaning in terms of photography? To me it seems very broad and I'd like some guidelines if possible.
Here's the definiton....is this what we are going for? :confused:

A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.
The condition of being homesick; homesickness.


Thanks....

^^ That's what I was thinking.....Didn't occur to me it could mean something different in photography

I just keep thinking about spending the next month looking for images of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe or old cars for some reason....lol....
Yes, sometimes I am not too bright.....


I got it! We could do Nostalgic Action shots of Big and Small Pedophiles in the park on a Rainy day! :-) Now there's an assigment! :-)

hahaha....love it!

i think nostalgia is a great idea but mostly because I have a great location I've been dying to shoot at & this would light the fire under my butt to get on it...i also love rainy days but thats not really fair to those in other parts of the world...& i am not wiling to share my rainy days...they are my favourite!

lots of great ideas naturequest! i will be coming back to that list when i am feeling uninspired!


I'm okay with Nostalgia, but forgive me if I seem a bit daft here, but would someone explain the meaning in terms of photography? To me it seems very broad and I'd like some guidelines if possible.
Here's the definiton....is this what we are going for?

A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.
The condition of being homesick; homesickness.


Thanks....
Well IF Nostalgia gets the nod then my thinking was simple ... Nostalgia, as I described above, refers to a longing for the past. I think it refers to something with age, history, a past, and I think something with meaning.

How you apply that to photography and create a photo is entirely up to you. It might be your mothers wedding ring that now sits on your finger. It might be an old steam train and you compose the photo to show us the glory days of steam now gone. It might be something much more simple than that.

I'm okay with Nostalgia, but forgive me if I seem a bit daft here, but would someone explain the meaning in terms of photography? To me it seems very broad and I'd like some guidelines if possible.
Here's the definiton....is this what we are going for?

A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.
The condition of being homesick; homesickness.

I guess that's part of the attraction to this suggestion - it's so wide.
Nostalgia has the most support so nostalgia it is.
Merging suggestion posts now.

Marko
05-01-2009, 10:02 AM
Ok Everyone - posts are merged and the theme is on. Even though the theme is nostalgia, images posted should be fresh ones and not past ones.

Ok then - who is posting first?

Mad Aussie
05-01-2009, 07:23 PM
Seeing as it was my idea I guess I should jump in first. A quick walk around the house wondering what I'd gotten myself into found this old camera on the shelf.

This was a 21st birthday present to my father ... in 1958. At the time a respected camera I believe. I've tried to make the photo look old, in a modern way.
Lighting is a combination of a bright LED torch from the right of frame and Venetian Blinds from the left/front.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3394/3492786768_c05819af31_o.jpg

Mad Aussie
05-01-2009, 09:27 PM
This was my grandmothers clock. She passed many years ago.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3644/3493010744_426c4da6a7_o.jpg

kat
05-01-2009, 10:05 PM
Ohhh, nice! I love the second one. My grandmother just passed away recently and my mother made sure to get the clock she owned for me. I loved that clock! I won't get it until this summer, it will be nice to have it in my home!

I'm still thinking on this theme.

casil403
05-02-2009, 10:37 AM
These are probably the most sentimental and nostalgic things I have. The first is my Mother's white gold watch. She won it in a writing contest (3rd prize) when she was 18 years old. When I was little I thought it was the most beautiful thing on the face of the earth and I used to sneak into her jewelry box and marvel at it. It is 18 carat white gold with 24 mini diamonds on it. I like the discolouration on the face as it gives it age. It works great too... :)

#2 is my Great Grandmothers gold watch. I found it in the corner of my Grandpa's bedroom when we cleaned out his house after he passed. It's about 90 years old and when I found it I had it cleaned and restored...the jeweler said he bet it hadn't moved from that tiny corner in about 70 years.
It was like it was waiting for me the entire time.... :)

nomad358
05-03-2009, 01:25 AM
Mad Aussie, I like your camera shot alot, but it would have been great to see more detail on the front of the camera eg: The numbers on the aperture ring and text on the edge of the lens This would help in showing the camera's vintage in the photo. Perhaps a lighter background too. Nice idea with LED lighting! :-)

Mad Aussie
05-03-2009, 01:32 AM
Mad Aussie, I like your camera shot alot, but it would have been great to see more detail on the front of the camera eg: The numbers on the aperture ring and text on the edge of the lens This would help in showing the camera's vintage in the photo. Perhaps a lighter background too. Nice idea with LED lighting! :-)
I did get some lighter shots but favoured this dark, mystery look. When I get a chance I'll put up another shot that's a bit lighter.

JAS_Photo
05-03-2009, 03:42 AM
Kalamata Grocery has been on this corner at least since the sixties. Although I have lived in the neighbourhood a long time this is not my corner grocery from childhood. But it is similar.

I remember running over to the little store and opening up the pop cooler; bright red and you lifted the lid from the top. The bottles of pop sat in icy cold water. I would select my favorite pop and carefully wipe the glass bottle with a towel hung on the side of the cooler, then open it with the built in bottle opener. I would have a big drink of the refreshing beverage, that would slake my thirst from the hot, dry prairie summer day. I would then go over to the counter and give the clerk my 15 cents, that had been earned from chores.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3408/3496566612_73646baf62_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3496566612/)

casil403
05-03-2009, 09:03 AM
I love that part of town also Raiven... nice SC also!

nomad358
05-04-2009, 09:51 AM
Does this count as Nostalgia? Or can we call it Creative Nostalgia? :-)
I just shot this yesterday as I had nothing to do on Sunday afternoon, so I decided to take my camera out for a drive with my friend and favourite model Nelli.

kat
05-04-2009, 12:07 PM
Love what is coming out so far!

This is all I will come up with. The first is an old weight scale. I saw this and it just reminded me of grandpa and Newfoundland. The second isn't old but will never be forgotten. An outfit one of my kids came home in from the hospital (I could of put up a million of those :p ) and the last is a bottle of Crown Royal. Note the date, a family thing of my husbands. That is all I have. All my stuff is at my moms house...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3416/3501456156_f88d9f2d72.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3393/3501455936_abd956553c.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3328/3500641651_c0d456bbee.jpg

Marko
05-04-2009, 12:20 PM
Wow it's so cool to see what people are coming up with - Love the creativity here as well. and nomad - yes that counts and it's a nice shot!

AntZ
05-04-2009, 05:42 PM
Cool ideas so far.

.....I had nothing to do on Sunday afternoon, so I decided to take my camera out for a drive with my friend and favourite model Nelli.
This looks like one of those 'Antique" portrait setups at a fair. :highfive:
I wish I had a 'favourite' model:(

casil403
05-05-2009, 12:36 AM
This is an infamous old restaurant now closed down in the city. They had really good osso buco and the building was formerly a dairy way back in the old days.

kat
05-05-2009, 12:52 AM
What is osso buco?

JAS_Photo
05-05-2009, 01:15 AM
Lol, I miss Victoria's. They played Bessie Smith and other old jazz legends and had great brunches as well. The decor was eccentric and based on Victorian style. I fear the building is on its last legs, though. :( There was an infamous gay bar in the basement which is now the Republic.

casil403
05-05-2009, 01:24 AM
Apparently Goliath's infamous bath house is still there in the back too.
I miss Victoria's too. :( On Mondays they had a special... 2 dinners for the price of one.
Osso Bucco is braised veal shank in red wine sauce....mmmmmmm!

Mad Aussie
05-05-2009, 01:45 AM
Now that I've done the obvious 'dig out the relics' shots I'm wracking my widdle brain trying to think of something different :rolleyes: ... but not having much luck ... yet :fingerscr

nomad358
05-05-2009, 04:10 AM
[QUOTE]This is all I will come up with. The first is an old weight scale. I saw this and it just reminded me of grandpa and Newfoundland.



Kat: I really like the shot of the weight scale! If only that pesky tree wasn't in the way. I sometimes have the same problem with those darn trees jumping into my shots right when I press the shutter button! :-)
There's alot of creative art you can do with that type of shot. If you can shoot it straight on or on a very slight angle (Without the tree) then post it into the "Post Processing" Thread and let us have a go at it! :-)

Mad Aussie
05-05-2009, 04:45 AM
The pages in this photo show myself as a toddler with my grandparents, great grandfather, and my father.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3649/3503224533_42e8d5a38c_o.jpg

nomad358
05-05-2009, 05:43 AM
Mad Aussie: Well done! Really cool shot!

Mad Aussie
05-05-2009, 05:48 AM
Thanks Nomad.

kat
05-05-2009, 07:26 AM
Love it! :)

JAS_Photo
05-05-2009, 09:01 AM
Very cool.

casil403
05-05-2009, 09:27 AM
Really Nice MA!

Marko
05-05-2009, 09:45 AM
Interesting take on this one MA - I like!

Mad Aussie
05-05-2009, 02:28 PM
Thanks all.

F8&Bthere
05-05-2009, 03:13 PM
This is only a few days old, but it took me a while to get around to cropping it and to convert to B&W just in time for the assignment. Hope it qualifies as fresh enough. I am away from home and don't have my home software to deal with the shadow in the front corner, or to clone out the modern people (streets were too busy, this was as few people as I could get and even then it took an extreme wide angle as you can tell by the distortion), but it reminds me of photos I've seen when I was younger in my Dad's photo album.

kat
05-05-2009, 03:53 PM
I like that F8! I love you you guys are getting these old looking photos!

Mad Aussie
05-06-2009, 04:54 AM
Mad Aussie, I like your camera shot alot, but it would have been great to see more detail on the front of the camera eg: The numbers on the aperture ring and text on the edge of the lens This would help in showing the camera's vintage in the photo. Perhaps a lighter background too. Nice idea with LED lighting! :-)
I didn't have one with a lighter background but I do have this one with more detail ...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3329/3506366549_9e8234ea03_o.jpg

nomad358
05-07-2009, 03:48 PM
I didn't have one with a lighter background but I do have this one with more detail ...

Nice one! I like this one more.

Mad Aussie
05-08-2009, 06:07 AM
The Two Ronnies are a 'Nostalgic' pair of British comedians that kept us laughing through the 70's.

Ronnie Barker died in 2005, Ronnie Corbett lives on.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/_MG_7869.jpg

AntZ
05-08-2009, 07:07 AM
The Two Ronnies are a 'Nostalgic' pair of British comedians that kept us laughing through the 70's.

That's certainly a nice bit of nostalgia for me. I used to love sitting down to these guys. As a kid, I didn't always get the double entendre, but even back then I thought they were funny. I'm not sure about the DVD though, as these guys were really before DVD.
You have captured 'Nostalgia' quite nicely here, rather than just 'old'.

I was also wondering what others thought of a bit more discussion about the assignments either at the end of the month or during the month about how images meet the assignment ?? Portrait was obviously a bit difficult to do this.

Mad Aussie
05-08-2009, 07:11 AM
I'm not sure about the DVD though, as these guys were really before DVD.
You have captured 'Nostalgia' quite nicely here, rather than just 'old'.
I inlcuded the DVD to illustrate 'Nostalgia meets modern day'.

You can borrow the DVD if you'd like to relive some Ronnie's.

But for now it's "Goodnight from me .... "

AntZ
05-08-2009, 07:14 AM
But for now it's "Goodnight from me .... "

..And Goodnight from Him.:laugh:

Greg_Nuspel
05-08-2009, 07:26 AM
They were great I totally forgot about them, bought my son the box set of Monty Python can't believe kids are still watching the shows from my youth.

Bambi
05-08-2009, 11:43 AM
an old crumbling wall which is part of a church yard

JAS_Photo
05-08-2009, 12:00 PM
Bambi, very pretty!

Mad Aussie, ha! ha! I know who the two Ronnies are. I used to, in the 80's, watch a t.v. show, on PBS that I think was from Australia about this crazy Mother who lived with her son who was a dentist. It was hilarious. Ok, I went and looked it up. Mother and Son (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088573/usercomments)

kat
05-08-2009, 12:09 PM
I've never watched that one..but the one with the english show where they worked at the store. Can't remember the name of it.

Nice photos! Keep it up everyone!

Marko
05-08-2009, 01:04 PM
Sepia shots abound this month :)

Not sure this qualifies as Nostalgia, but I think it does. Feel free to comment on any aspect. Thx - M

kat
05-08-2009, 01:10 PM
I like it! Definatley got that old feel to it! If you don't mind me asking, where did you take it? I think it would be a fantastic photo to go back to with summer ago!

Marko
05-08-2009, 01:11 PM
Thx - Botanical gardens in Montreal last week.

nomad358
05-08-2009, 01:53 PM
OMG The two Ronnies!

Kat: The name of that show was "Are you being served". I used to watch all those old british sitcoms on PBS. They were great! Some Mothers do Have Em (Frank Spencer) and Benny Hill, Fawlty Towers, On the buses were other favourites of mine. Man that takes me back! Definitely nostalgic!

Mad Aussie
05-08-2009, 05:35 PM
Bambi ... love that wall. So much character. I think that would provide a host of different photos.

Glad my 'Two Ronnies' shot stirred up some 'Nostalgic' memories for people :)
I loved the news segments they did ... "This week scientists have learned how to cross a Great Dane with a Bicycle Pump! Now they have a dog that really will 'put the wind up' the postman!" ;)

Greg_Nuspel
05-08-2009, 07:16 PM
Allo Allo :laugh:

Siejones
05-10-2009, 06:04 AM
Does this count as Nostalgia? Or can we call it Creative Nostalgia? :-)
I just shot this yesterday as I had nothing to do on Sunday afternoon, so I decided to take my camera out for a drive with my friend and favourite model Nelli.

I just want to say this is stunning!

I am not sure if the look is from scanned film or from processing but the fact that I can't tell just shows how well it's been done. If it is processing I would love to know how you did it.

nomad358
05-12-2009, 08:37 AM
Siejones: Thanks for the kind words! Glad you like it.
I can assure you that this is NOT scanned from film. I haven't used a film camera in over 10 years. It is in fact a digital photo from start to finish. The end result took me about 10 mins in Photoshop using toning resembling old news print, and Layers with Overlay as the blending mode and 40% opacity. The only thing I didn't do here was add a gradiant, but I did darken the edges of the photo to get that "old fashioned photo" look. For this particular shot, both the location and lighting are worth more than the processing. Oh yeah, and having a model helps! :-)

nomad358
05-12-2009, 08:53 AM
Sepia shots abound this month :)

Not sure this qualifies as Nostalgia, but I think it does. Feel free to comment on any aspect. Thx - M

Hi Marko, I like the toning of your shot. The only thing that makes me scratch my head is that I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to be looking at. Is it the pond? Is it the tree? Or is it the Gazebo which is hidden by the tree which sits between the pond in the foreground? Or is it the duck that was swimming in the pond that just flew away right before you pressed your shutter button? :-)

Marko
05-12-2009, 09:34 AM
Hi Marko, I like the toning of your shot. The only thing that makes me scratch my head is that I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to be looking at. Is it the pond? Is it the tree? Or is it the Gazebo which is hidden by the tree which sits between the pond in the foreground? Or is it the duck that was swimming in the pond that just flew away right before you pressed your shutter button? :-)

I guess my intention was that the whole scene was nostalgic and I was hoping that the gazeebo would be one of the key focal points since it and its reflection takes up a lot of space in the photo. Maybe I should have made it more pronounced? Thx - Marko

Ray
05-12-2009, 01:30 PM
ttv of an old house

Siejones
05-12-2009, 05:00 PM
Siejones: Thanks for the kind words! Glad you like it.
I can assure you that this is NOT scanned from film. I haven't used a film camera in over 10 years. It is in fact a digital photo from start to finish. The end result took me about 10 mins in Photoshop using toning resembling old news print, and Layers with Overlay as the blending mode and 40% opacity. The only thing I didn't do here was add a gradiant, but I did darken the edges of the photo to get that "old fashioned photo" look. For this particular shot, both the location and lighting are worth more than the processing. Oh yeah, and having a model helps! :-)

Oh yeah I don't take anything away from the tehnical, lighting and good composition of the original. The shot was great as it was I am sure but the old film look suited it superbly and it's that look I find myself more and more attracted to these days. I am a mostly a landscape photographer and I would like to achieve this same look on a landscape image. I have seen it done before but rarely well. The ones that did work though were breathtaking.

Thanks for helping :)

Iguanasan
05-12-2009, 08:03 PM
...I was also wondering what others thought of a bit more discussion about the assignments either at the end of the month or during the month about how images meet the assignment ?? Portrait was obviously a bit difficult to do this.

First off, wow, you skip a couple of days and you miss a lot here! Hard to keep up!

I'd like to know Antz what you mean here. I obviously missed something. Would you mind elaborating?

AntZ
05-13-2009, 01:13 AM
First off, wow, you skip a couple of days and you miss a lot here! Hard to keep up!

I'd like to know Antz what you mean here. I obviously missed something. Would you mind elaborating?

No you didn't miss anything.

Maybe it is just me, but it seems that as the new months assignment comes along we forget about the last month. I thought it might be interesting to look at all the submissions at the end of the month in the context of the topic. Maybe the comments we make as each submission is are posted are sufficient?? Maybe a poll? :twocents: Of course this means more work for someone.

nomad358
05-13-2009, 01:40 AM
Oh yeah I don't take anything away from the tehnical, lighting and good composition of the original. The shot was great as it was I am sure but the old film look suited it superbly and it's that look I find myself more and more attracted to these days. I am a mostly a landscape photographer and I would like to achieve this same look on a landscape image. I have seen it done before but rarely well. The ones that did work though were breathtaking.

Thanks for helping :)

If you have photoshop, here's an easy way of achieveing the same kind of look you can easily do at home.
Find an old (preferably) brown paper shopping bag and photograph the surface of it with wrinkles and creases. (Make sure it is well lit) Then open the shot in Photoshop, resize and convert it to Black and White using the Desaturate option. Open your Landscape image, create a new Layer and then use this Paper Bag image as your overlay for your landscape image and set the Opacity to your preference, I use around 40%. You can use sepia toning for your landscape shot before doing the overlay. Merge the Layers. Next, you'll need to to Burn or Darken the edges of the photo by selecting the Burn tool and using a soft brush paint around the perimeter of the photo (Try to be consistent). And that's it! Good luck with it, I hope it works for you! :-)

Siejones
05-13-2009, 03:35 AM
If you have photoshop, here's an easy way of achieveing the same kind of look you can easily do at home.
Find an old (preferably) brown paper shopping bag and photograph the surface of it with wrinkles and creases. (Make sure it is well lit) Then open the shot in Photoshop, resize and convert it to Black and White using the Desaturate option. Open your Landscape image, create a new Layer and then use this Paper Bag image as your overlay for your landscape image and set the Opacity to your preference, I use around 40%. You can use sepia toning for your landscape shot before doing the overlay. Merge the Layers. Next, you'll need to to Burn or Darken the edges of the photo by selecting the Burn tool and using a soft brush paint around the perimeter of the photo (Try to be consistent). And that's it! Good luck with it, I hope it works for you! :-)

Well I would never have thought of doing that! :D ;)

I will give it a go....thank you :)

Iguanasan
05-13-2009, 06:18 AM
No you didn't miss anything.

Maybe it is just me, but it seems that as the new months assignment comes along we forget about the last month. I thought it might be interesting to look at all the submissions at the end of the month in the context of the topic. Maybe the comments we make as each submission is are posted are sufficient?? Maybe a poll? :twocents: Of course this means more work for someone.

So, some sort of a gallery or something. That sounds cool. Does this mean you are volunteering? ;)

jventer
05-14-2009, 11:29 AM
My part of nostalgia, this reminds me when I was still a small girl always wanted to go on these merry-go-rounds

http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww341/jventer/nostalgia.jpg

Marko
05-14-2009, 11:54 AM
very cool shot Ray - I like!

jventer, I like this one too really cute! maybe a slight contrast boost would make it pop just a bit harder tho.

JAS_Photo
05-15-2009, 02:48 AM
One of our functions tomorrow involves the use of a few props. This old desk was one of the items brought in.

Linda's Desk

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2429/3533129582_ff0ab62a9f_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3533129582/)

Marko
05-15-2009, 08:21 AM
Nice shot raiven - fits the theme beautifully!

kat
05-15-2009, 08:41 AM
Yup, great shot raiven! Definately fits this perfectly! :)

Marko
05-15-2009, 03:05 PM
Been having loads of fun with some self portraits lately. I think these 2 fit the nostalgia theme and feel free to comment on any aspect. Many thx to my wife wife Carmy that actually took these under my guidance.

Marko
05-16-2009, 08:24 AM
No comments? these are playful and not to be taken too seriously.
Plus I have some WAY crazier ones coming up.

kat
05-16-2009, 08:28 AM
No comments? these are playful and not to be taken too seriously.
Plus I have some WAY crazier ones coming up.

Ha ha. Actually, now that you mentioned it. Wife did great!

My husband and I thought you had a bit of "wrestler" look going on, we even thought about PP you into an outfit! :p

Greg_Nuspel
05-16-2009, 09:12 AM
Maybe the 60's were good to you

Marko
05-16-2009, 09:37 AM
Thanks Kat - I've heard that "you look like a wrestler"one before. I'm either a mini hulkster or some wrestler named Goldstein. Thx - M

nomad358
05-16-2009, 10:30 AM
Marko, I was thinking your shots have "DISCO" written all over them! :-) Must be the chest hair.... :-D

Marko
05-16-2009, 01:06 PM
Marko, I was thinking your shots have "DISCO" written all over them! :-) Must be the chest hair.... :-D

Thanks Nomad - Then carmy and I were successful as that was EXACTLY what we were going for. I actually checked out vintage shops for a better disco shirt but i was too cheap to spend the fifty to sixty bucks for a shirt from 1979. (A mothball smelling, way overpriced, used disco shirt) :D

JAS_Photo
05-16-2009, 01:24 PM
Ha! Ha! No white suit and John Travolta pose?

Do you have 'Value Village' there?

MoinMoin
05-20-2009, 12:54 AM
This parting of the ways looks already old. With a little bit of orton effect and and an higher saturation I tried to make it prettier:

http://www.fotoclub-luebeck.de/useralben/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=206981&g2_serialNumber=2

Marko
05-20-2009, 09:14 AM
I like that Beatnik sign Greg and nice treatment moinx2, works for me.

Barefoot
05-21-2009, 07:06 AM
This goes back a ways...

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg229/BarefootImages/Risized%20Images/DSC_6589d.jpg

Marko
05-21-2009, 02:19 PM
I like this one barefoot - very striking ;)

nomad358
05-23-2009, 01:21 PM
[QUOTE=Barefoot;23231]This goes back a ways...

Is that an original Macintosh keyboard? :-D

Barefoot
05-23-2009, 05:41 PM
Is that an original Macintosh keyboard? :-D

No, but I could dig the old Apple II FX out of the attic and get a shot. :headslap:

AntZ
05-25-2009, 06:54 AM
I finally found something for the nostalgia topic.:clap: Unfortunately I am out of town for work and only have a fairly average point and shoot with me.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_bbi-4cZRdqw/Shp2TRnMBLI/AAAAAAAAEls/0q1LYOXOdkM/s800/P1050151.jpg

Marko
05-25-2009, 09:53 AM
Still a nice shot Antz!! - Well done.

nomad358
05-25-2009, 03:25 PM
I agree! Fairly average point and shoot with above average results! Nice one Antz!

scorpio_e
05-26-2009, 08:09 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2481/3566709166_c68197a1f9_o.jpg
A place of meditation...

JAS_Photo
05-26-2009, 12:15 PM
Great capture, Scorpio!

AntZ
05-26-2009, 03:44 PM
Still a nice shot Antz!! - Well done.


I agree! Fairly average point and shoot with above average results! Nice one Antz!

Thanks:thankyou:

Actually to be fair to my point and shoot it takes fair photos at wide angles in good light. It actually makes you think about composition a lot more because I know I can't get away with much cropping.

scorpio_e
05-26-2009, 03:47 PM
Great capture, Scorpio!


WOW Thanks for the compliment :) I shot at this location once on Monday
and I had to go back again to see what I may have missed the first time around.

I always appreciate the feed back here !!!