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Discussion in 'The Green Room' started by Lanzman, Jan 8, 2023.

  1. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Zuzu relaxing in his basket by the wood burning stove.
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  2. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Autumn foliage over my girlfriend’s house.
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  3. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey i can see my house

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    my friend put up her window display at the store...

    35 years that poor fucker has been tied to that chair.

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    NAHTMMM Perpetually sondering

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    We leave it out for them to hang out in. Sometimes both of them at once.
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Kitties chillin’.
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    Spaceturkey i can see my house

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  7. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey i can see my house

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    Bunchofuckingoofs 40th anniversary show at Lee's Palace

    Me with The Contessa, Cintra.

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  8. Nyx

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    My living room Christmas tree:
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    My bedroom tree:
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  9. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey i can see my house

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    took this on the way in today at Spadina and Front.

    The 60-80 tents against the background of luxury condos seemed poignant...

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    So I've got a strong heart?

    You have a heart strong enough to power all of Iron City for years. SGCAM_20231216_2141401900.jpg
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  11. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Shade really likes the fire.
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  12. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    Cooked again. I used to do this just about every weekend but this is the first time since September.

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    It was perfect, with skin so crispy it was like it was fried.
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    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    Posted this in my Blue Room thread a couple of weeks ago.

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    I've been trying to photograph that place for a couple of years now but either I didn't have time, the lighting wasn't right, or on at least one occasion someone mowed the weeds, which lessened the abandoned look. :marathon:
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Toffee is sleepy.
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    NAHTMMM Perpetually sondering

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    Got my wrapping done and a tree up. (Kittens immediately investigated the tree, of course.)

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    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    Made another couple of photographs over the weekend.

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    I like the black and white versions a lot but I think I like color better because due to the red bricks and the colorful leaves. :marathon:

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    I wasn't able to get the 6x17 crop on the brick building because I couldn't back up any farther due to cars parked on one side of the street.

    For the smaller building I was standing in the middle of a highway.

    Back in the 80s I played pool in the white building a few times because a gal I was dating was something of a hustler and I'd watch her win cash. My very meager skills at the game are courtesy of her teaching me. :cry:
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    Timeline of napping.
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    Tink just randomly has a sock now?

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    Abandoned house not far from where I grew up.

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    Another one where I'm not sure if I like it better in color or monochrome. :marathon:

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    I think you could probably submit both into whatever with the category of “is this picture colorized? Or has the color been removed from a recent photo?”
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  21. shootER

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    Thanks, but I just take these for my own amusement.


    Back when that house was new, 40+ years ago, a girl I went to junior high with lived there. I had a huge crush on her, but her family moved away before we were even in high school.

    I ran into her one time after that, when I was in college and she was a senior(?) in high school but it was a very fleeting encounter.

    I really regret losing contact with her. :garamet:
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    It’s probably for the best. I’ve run into men on whom I previously had a crush. It never goes well.
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  23. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey i can see my house

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    the mono is more stark and striking,
    but the greyish sky behind the colour has a greater pathos.

    have you fiddled with intensities at all? a little less vibrancy sort of thing to give it more of a "the light has left" feeling.
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    The photojournalist in me is reluctant to monkey with color too much other than to make any adjustments necessary so that the captured image appears as it did to my eye. If an image is captured looking too cool or warm due to a white balance error, I'll make those adjustments and maybe tweak the saturation a bit, but that's the extent of it.

    I tend to screw around with contrast/structure/detail a lot more with grayscale images because they're more artsy to me than color photos. That one has the structure dialed up quite a bit so that the clouds pop more and the sharpness and structure are pushed a lot farther than on the color photo.
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  25. Jenee

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    Between the yellow house and the one green tree, it did have a bit of Schindler’s List about it.
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    Saw this on a business trip this week and stopped to make a photo.

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    Zuzu the low-contrast kitty.
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