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2002-05-05 20:05:54+00 by Dan Lyke 11 comments

[Rings in a pond] Phil has been pushing to do another photography show, but as usual none of us has enough stuff to fill a space with, so a few weeks ago Nathan, Cindy and I gathered at his place to compare work and see what we could come up with. None of our work had good common themes, so rather than put together something that'd be massively disjointed, we decided to pick a compositional theme and see if our variations on that theme came together well. We agreed to come back in a few weeks with images of circles, where one was fully visible in-frame and had a diameter of at least half the short side of the image. So I've been working on it, most of mine are kind of industrial, but this one seemed apropos of a sunny Sunday.

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#Comment made: 2002-05-06 13:59:50+00 by: Larry Burton

I really like that shot. It makes me want to go out and see what I can come up with.

#Comment made: 2002-05-06 21:55:32+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

Yeah, not all of them are successes, the complete list so far is full of pictures that mainly say "oh, that might be a cool image if...", but it's fun to see circles and spin brain cycles on how I can turn it into art.

#Comment made: 2002-05-06 23:11:01+00 by: TC

I like how you framed that shot with the mossy logs making a border. The water looks pretty still, did you artificially perturb the surface tension? (hey Leo throw a rock in the pond) ??

#Comment made: 2002-05-06 23:18:01+00 by: Dan Lyke

All I could find was a pine cone, which I had to throw pretty damned hard. The camera was complaining it was out of battery, so I got one shot. All of these scream to me "concept", and if we actually get something together I'll probably try to go re-shoot them under more controlled conditions with film.

#Comment made: 2002-05-06 23:56:39+00 by: Larry Burton

Dan, have you ever thought of holding a Flutterby photo contest? Throw out a topic, like "melting dessert", and see what submissions you get. Submissions could be submitted and posted by URL only leaving the photographer as in control as the web allows of their own photo.

#Comment made: 2002-05-07 06:03:18+00 by: topspin


You are a VERY, VERY, bad influence.

#Comment made: 2002-05-07 15:09:47+00 by: Dan Lyke

I should get kickbacks from the digital camera industry. I like the Glenmorangie shot, although it's images like that that make me wish for better control over the camera functions.

#Comment made: 2002-05-07 15:37:33+00 by: Shawn

I'd be soooo in for a Flutterby photo contest. Except that it takes awhile for me to get images into the computer these days - I don't have a digital and my scanner's under the bed, 'cause there's no flat surfaces left to put it on in my apartment :-(

#Comment made: 2002-05-07 15:41:25+00 by: topspin

While I'm tossing pics, here's some whitewater but it's navigable only by things that taste good with lemon pepper and garlic butter. [I'm cringing thinking Charlene might say, "yeah, well..... that's Dan...."]

#Comment made: 2002-05-07 16:16:23+00 by: Dan Lyke

Okay, I'll try to put together a Flutterby photo contest. I think I need to replace the links to my favorite weblots with a list of discussions you should be contributing to, damn it!

And that whitewater's completely navigable, it just doesn't have enough water in it right now...

#Comment made: 2002-05-07 17:47:03+00 by: topspin

Point me toward discussions, if you wish. Your paddle fingers get itchy, my keyboard fingers get antsy.

Joan and I visited the Collins East Campground when the water was licking the suspension bridge in '98. I suppose one could've run the river then. The put-in could've been just below the bridge..... the take-out would've been wherever the body washed up.