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06-11-2009, 01:36 AM
Here you go gang, a new set of shots on Flicker with my scanning system fully calibrated now, all taken within the past two months:
Very nice, thanks. :)
Times Square looks quite different now, but one thing never changes, lotsa sailors there. :)
06-11-2009, 05:03 AM
:)Great work Dan!
06-11-2009, 08:21 AM
06-11-2009, 01:33 PM
Good stuff Dan.
Thanks for sharing.
06-11-2009, 03:55 PM
Great stuff Dan. Wish I could take pictures like that. Also, your camera really brings out the best in Kodachrome.. those colours are just amazing. They are so deep and intense. If only more people knew about the beauty of Kodachrome.
It's backwards, the way technology is going, not forward. First, people downgraded from vinyl to CD.. then downgraded again to compressed mp3. And now television and radio, having been totally free from any digital compression for the last 80 years, all of a sudden look like absolute muck. DVDs and Blu Rays also; you can literally see how the colours go from one to another like an Atari computer game from the '70s, never mind the horrible squares the whole picture breaks up into as soon as there is anything moving on the screen.
Also, my vinyl collection along with my Kodachrome pictures will outlast my friends' mp3 and JPEG collections by centuries. They think I am mad to be spending money on camera film and records even though they all spend hundreds every year upgrading their now-outdated digital cameras and mp3 players. I just don't understand why they don't see the irony of it all. It all makes for great debating though - they never win!
I wonder though do the general public simply just not care, or do they just prefer convenience and instant-gratification over true quality? Has advertising for "cool new digital products that will make your life instantly better" really made people believe their lives will be better if they buy those things? I think they buy those things and then feel slightly disappointed that the ad hasn't lived up to its claim of a better life. Or maybe they just want to keep up with the trend and not be left behind while everyone else has the latest and greatest gadget. It seems like it's a never-ending strive for the perfect device (mp3 player or whatever) which won't ever end since a newer version always comes out a few months down the line. It all seems like rather a waste, really. I wonder if they started marketing Kodachrome in the same way (or even at all), it might reverse the trend a bit. But.. keep dreaming, says you. That's just not going to happen.
But anyways, sorry for the rant. I just had to get that off my chest! Oh, and Atari computers rule by the way. I meant nothing against them :D
06-11-2009, 07:33 PM
Here you go gang, a new set of shots on Flicker with my scanning system fully calibrated now, all taken within the past two months
Love 'em. Can't wait for your book(s)!
After scanning the thumbnails, I immediately clicked on Times Square 3 (hmm, wonder why...I love photographing women ;)). But when I viewed it up close, the cigarette became apparent and is a big turnoff (to me--no offense meant toward anyone here who smokes). But hey, the reality of the photo is what it is, and you captured it well. Looks like sunset time of day. Next time you're in the Northeast, let me know...
For Colorado Spring 2, was that natural light? Sure looks natural.
Kodachrome, Spring, Old Digital Camera is cool, too. Looks like an old DCS 200. Was someone actually shooting with that thing?! Looks like you panned with the arm motion!?
Aspen 2: Man, was that Leica glass? Damn, that is sharp. And that green color is just great.
New York Chelsea: I've shot there before. It's such an awesome place to shoot. There are potential photos around every corner.
Bruce Gilden: Cool, but I expected the camera to be attached to his face. ;)
Spring 6: that doggy is cute.
Aspen 9: Have I seen this shot before? I swear I have.
I think Harlem 3 is awesome.
Times Square 7: Ah, the ubiquitous, omnipresent Navy men of New York. I saw a potential shot one time where there were a bunch of Navy Men walking under a suggestive poster of a female. But I missed it and never got it.
Times Square 8: RED!
Times Square 11: When you shot this, what was your approach like?
Redux: Please tell me you stopped in B&H while you were in NY...no trip to Nueva York is complete without going to B&H.
Great photographs, and thank you for sharing them.
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