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06/15/2006 08:25:32 PM · #1
For some odd reason I was browsing alfresco's portfolio and found this:

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In the comments he mentions a bench fetish of sorts. I thought "How odd!" until I wandered through the few folders I have on my laptop. Appears I take a picture or two of benches as well - I never knew! So JP, these are for you, and congrats on that silly virtual ribbon you got... 'Bout damned time for that, don't you think? :-)

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Any other bench shooters out there? Anyone know what causes this?
06/15/2006 08:37:41 PM · #2
Maybe because it's evocative of solitude, or loneliness...
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06/15/2006 08:53:21 PM · #3
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06/15/2006 09:02:45 PM · #4
Yes, I have tons of pictures of benches. Here are just a few.
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06/15/2006 09:06:43 PM · #5
So I hop and what's the first thread I click? Yep - 'Benched'! Thanks for bringing benches to the forefront Deb :)

Here's what I think

The empty bench: sit alone on one and you're virtually assured of having no one else join you - the epitome of solitude or, sadly, loneliness. Sit on an empty bench with another and you're virtually assured of having no one else join you - you're sharing time and space with only the other - the epitome of sharing and love and togetherness.

The observer makes the choice of which way to take the image, pushed in a direction by their hopes and desires and their outlook on life.

Would I share that view, that time, with another? Or keep it to myself?

So much potential, that bench.

I forgot to take my meds again :(

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Message edited by author 2006-06-15 21:11:56.
06/15/2006 09:22:53 PM · #6
Yes, I've taken photos of a bench or two in my life.

And when I was travelling through Europe 22 years ago, whenever I found a postcard that had a barrel in it, I would send it to some friends back in Australia. Quite a few barrel postcards...
06/15/2006 09:23:14 PM · #7
Originally posted by alfresco:



So much potential, that bench.

I forgot to take my meds again :(


Apparently there are a lot of us who need access to your meds...

Oh, and Karen, I love the seasonal views of the benches - way cool!!

Message edited by author 2006-06-15 21:24:32.
06/15/2006 09:32:14 PM · #8
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06/15/2006 09:36:33 PM · #9
Best "bench" shots I have seen and overall the best night photography I have seen are here.

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06/15/2006 09:56:41 PM · #10
MTPixels - great link - thanks! Beautiful pics.

GeneralE, you do realize that on "Sail Away", you've dated it 2008? :-)
06/15/2006 10:00:09 PM · #11
Really it's not just benches, I find that any man made structure in a larger landscape provides a good pocal point for a photo. Do you want to start a post on how many fence photos people have taken, or roads?
06/15/2006 10:00:09 PM · #12
Originally posted by Melethia:

GeneralE, you do realize that on "Sail Away", you've dated it 2008? :-)

You can order a print, but it won't arrive for another 18 months ... : ) Thanks ...
06/15/2006 10:00:53 PM · #13
Interesting also, my not-going-to-get-a-chance-to-shoot desolation image has a bench in it.
06/15/2006 10:03:47 PM · #14
Originally posted by alfresco:

Interesting also, my not-going-to-get-a-chance-to-shoot desolation image has a bench in it.

And a couple of my 30 second shots from last night have benches in them!
06/15/2006 10:03:52 PM · #15
Originally posted by alfresco:

Interesting also, my not-going-to-get-a-chance-to-shoot desolation image has a bench in it.


Mine were shot outside the challenge, except the golf course one, and it's better suited to "Indulgence" than "Desolation".... but hey, if I find another bench around here somewhere... :-)
06/15/2006 10:57:19 PM · #16
Benches rule
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06/15/2006 11:52:21 PM · #17
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06/16/2006 12:01:25 AM · #18
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06/16/2006 12:02:17 AM · #19
My thinking chair :) It overlooks the beach :)

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06/22/2006 06:26:03 PM · #20
And one from newcomer SkeeterDahl

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06/27/2006 09:16:16 PM · #21
fat man find more benches, this one from Olli:
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06/27/2006 09:18:23 PM · #22
'fresco, you missed mine :(
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06/27/2006 09:23:36 PM · #23
My most humble apologies, ma'am. Please accept my throes of despair as honest and, gracious, you forgive me my slight towards you.
06/27/2006 09:24:11 PM · #24
Originally posted by alfresco:

My most humble apologies, ma'am. Please accept my throes of despair as honest and, gracious, you forgive me my slight towards you.


Well, when you say it like that, ok, I forgive you :D
06/27/2006 09:41:03 PM · #25
yay!! :) You're a peach pidge! Next time I'm downstate I'm sending you and your sweetenheimer a bottle of fine Michigan wine :)
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