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Pairs of sorts
Pairs of sorts
mitalapo


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Collection: Pairs of sorts
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Oct 6, 2017
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 19740
Shutter: 1
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2017

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Comments: 10
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The essay consists of pairs encountered during the last month or so. There must be a story behind each. I have a guess, but am looking for viewers versions, as those tend to be more imaginative by virtue of not being tied to the concrete.

So you are welcome to share your version, and thank you for participating!

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11/14/2017 06:11:11 AM
To paraphrase Francis Bacon...Some essays are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested..... This, for me, to be the last. Thanks for the celebration of life.
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11/12/2017 02:28:36 PM
I have always enjoyed your images of people. I often recognize them in a challenge because there is something so genuine about them. It is a treat to see a whole group of them together.
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11/11/2017 01:37:31 PM
Originally posted by ubique:

I'm not saying much about the essay. It's fun, diverting and good to the last drop. Yum. Can I have another cup, please?

Others have reacted to your essay much as I'd have tried to do, so contributing one more of those doesn't much interest me.

Instead, I'm commenting about you. You know that I've always appreciated your work. You must, from the many comments you've inspired from me. And I mean appreciated in both senses ... as in applauded and as in understood.

Here's what I love, and it's demonstrated yet again in the idea for this essay: you have always used photography as a path to observation. And now I mean observation in both senses, as in seen and as in remarked upon.

For you, photography doesn't seem to be anything more nor less than a language. Most photographers produce photographs that say, "Aren't I just amazing?" Your photographs say, "Aren't you curious?"

Thank you for that difference.

That is so very kind of you, Paul. In a way it brings closure to something: you were the one to introduce me to Paolo Pellegrin's observation that an unfinished open-ended work allows viewers to chime in and take part in a dialogue around a photograph. I only try to incite a conversation, which more often than not I find to be way more interesting than the art or the artist.
11/11/2017 12:19:05 PM
Originally posted by mariuca:

A splendid idea this Pairs of Sorts and a great approach to the topic.

Now what I think that the next step could be to make a book and at the end (or beginning) put a table of contents (or errata) with a thumb of each image and Don's text. I'll buy it on the spot.

And since I am fond of rhymes:

We are a perpendicular pair,
going no every where.
I am purple. You are pink.
We complement, I think.

Don

That's a great idea. Especially since based on one of Don's texts I have reasons to believe he is actually a witch. I dare him telling which and why.
11/11/2017 02:41:07 AM
I'm not saying much about the essay. It's fun, diverting and good to the last drop. Yum. Can I have another cup, please?

Others have reacted to your essay much as I'd have tried to do, so contributing one more of those doesn't much interest me.

Instead, I'm commenting about you. You know that I've always appreciated your work. You must, from the many comments you've inspired from me. And I mean appreciated in both senses ... as in applauded and as in understood.

Here's what I love, and it's demonstrated yet again in the idea for this essay: you have always used photography as a path to observation. And now I mean observation in both senses, as in seen and as in remarked upon.

For you, photography doesn't seem to be anything more nor less than a language. Most photographers produce photographs that say, "Aren't I just amazing?" Your photographs say, "Aren't you curious?"

Thank you for that difference.
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11/09/2017 07:12:54 PM
A splendid idea this Pairs of Sorts and a great approach to the topic.

Now what I think that the next step could be to make a book and at the end (or beginning) put a table of contents (or errata) with a thumb of each image and Don's text. I'll buy it on the spot.

And since I am fond of rhymes:

We are a perpendicular pair,
going no every where.
I am purple. You are pink.
We complement, I think.

Don
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11/08/2017 04:32:19 PM
Mita,

Like they say, a picture is worth 1,000 words. These are no exception and I would only ruin them by my heavy handed prose. You can blame Don for making me feel inadequate. I enjoyed your essay and the common thread of couples. There is nothing redundant and you ended with my favorite of the bunch. Her look, with those dark eyes, and the pastel balloons floating in the background. Itís a lovely snapshot!

Thanks
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11/05/2017 11:08:10 PM
Martin tries out the new iPhone face-tanning app, while Susan laughs at his poor taste in color temperature.
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11/05/2017 03:43:58 PM
This first picture stands for all of the content of your essay which brought a smile to my face when watching it.
You're right, each of the pictures offers a blank array for imagination - Don did a good job to formulate his.

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11/05/2017 10:20:20 AM
Are you looking at cat photos again?

Yes, but they're jungle cats.

That's a calico.

Yes, but it's angry.

You think the jungle is angry?

Angry, yes, and full of cat hair.
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