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Saturday, February 25, 2006

[Extra]ordinary


Nikon D70 @ 14mm, 1/10 sec, f/4, ISO 200


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"It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary." (David Bailey)

But then again, what is extraordinary is surely subjective: who decides when you've learned to 'see'?

I came across this quote the other day and thought it was interesting enough to share. I've always said that one of the main reasons I enjoy photography so much is the challenge of finding the extra in the ordinary. Whether or not I succeed... well, that's up to you to decide!

Andybro: I'm sure you'll have something to contribute to this matter? ;)

6 Comments:

Blogger DGAF said...

great contrast and colors. love the subject. what was the workflow for this one?

12:09 am, February 26, 2006  
Blogger Behrooz said...

Interesting how it seems to be framed like a painting.

7:25 am, February 27, 2006  
Blogger Alecia said...

You still make me wanna take pictures.
Lots n' lots of them.

5:06 pm, February 27, 2006  
Blogger Antique Mommy said...

In reference to David Bailey's quote, painters and photographers have always been close cousins. As a painter, I would point out that photographers never stare at a blank canvas and think, now what?And as far as inventing things, now we have PhotoShop for that! Having said all I'm not talented enought to be a photographer, although it is one of my favorite art mediums and I almost excusively paint from photos.

11:49 pm, February 27, 2006  
Anonymous Grant said...

There is a whole story of times past and wear and repair completed and awaited in that image.

Paying it a second visit it seems to tell a little more than last time.

I wonder what it will be prepared to offer up a couple of days from now ...

2:28 am, February 28, 2006  
Blogger John said...

dgaf: Very little PP was done on this one actually. Very slight colour balance tweak, a slight curve to add contrast, and a minimal vignette.

alecia: Hey there! Glad to see you're still hanging about :)

AM: You know, I don't actually agree with Bailey on the painting part of the quote. Having a blank canvas in front of you can be very daunting and frustrating... it's certainly something I would struggle with. I prefer to get the best out of a scene, rather than create one myself. Some people are just better suited to one medium than the other - and each to their own.

grant: Thanks grant, glad you liked it!

3:12 pm, March 02, 2006  

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