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05/18/2019 07:42:31 PM · #1
Well... I guess over him, since he died.

I'm talking about the current challenge.

Ok, I know people don't like talking about current challenges, but tough! This is a learning site after all. :)

One thing I enjoy about this site is learning new things. I was fascinated to see that his photos were from the 1970s!! They look so much older.

So I was curious what you discovered on researching this person?

The things that hit me were:

1. relatively current photos that looked like photos from late 1800s/early 1900s.
2. I'm into high contrast in b&w photos, yet even though many photos were obviously on sunny days (shadows), there wasn't a lot of contrast -- basically soft contrast.
3. Lot of working photos of rural life. Yet working photos that seemed to really capture the essence. Not something that looked posed, or something that you could shoot from the side of the road.
05/18/2019 08:27:29 PM · #2
A lot of his stuff struck me as the kind of thing that tends to perform mediocre in most challenges. Interesting shots of daily life, but not the kind of wow factor that is usually looked for by DPC members. But things behave differently when you are trying to achieve a certain look. I have one in that I think suits well, though I wasn't thinking of this particular challenge when I shot it.

I also noticed the naming convention for his photos is usually just a description of the subject, location and approximate date.
05/18/2019 09:42:09 PM · #3
He did landscapes too... Just sayin'
05/18/2019 10:01:03 PM · #4
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

He did landscapes too... Just sayin'

Just hearin'.
05/18/2019 10:18:49 PM · #5
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

He did landscapes too... Just sayin'

Just hearin'.


I didn't see much in landscapes when searching. I'll have to go back and look again.
05/18/2019 11:02:03 PM · #6
Here's the "family" website. Both images on the front page are of "nature" :-)

Click on "Gallery" to see a slightly broader range...
05/18/2019 11:43:01 PM · #7
Originally posted by vawendy:


I didn't see much in landscapes when searching. I'll have to go back and look again.

I saw a few.
05/19/2019 05:20:17 AM · #8
I just noticed this challenge, I suggested it, I hope I can run out today and grab something for it, sorry my head is a mess, I'll try.

Basically countryside photographer with a touch of street photography thrown in for good measure.
05/19/2019 08:33:41 AM · #9
Oh, MAK! This one was for YOU :-)
05/19/2019 12:17:09 PM · #10
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Oh, MAK! This one was for YOU :-)


I'm in.
05/19/2019 12:46:43 PM · #11
Originally posted by MAK:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Oh, MAK! This one was for YOU :-)


I'm in.

Well done, Marac :)
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