Saturday, June 04, 2011

Mars and Venus Redux.


~~~Click to get the full effect~~~

He: Gee that picture you posted on line could have used a bit of flash.
Me: I took that picture without flash, deliberately.
He: For gawd's sake, why?
Me: I wanted to leave some of the details in darkness and have the lights on board highlight the floats.
He: But anyone would get frustrated looking at it.
Me: Why?
He: Because. You. Can't. See. Stuff.
Me: What stuff?
He: That's the point.
Me: What point?
He: You need flash. So you can see everything.
Me: What about mystery? The unseen. A ghost ship. Hidden memories of oceans sailed and other cargoes.
He: Next time use flash, OK? Then I might be able to enjoy it.
Me: Unprintable.

12 comments:

  1. Your camera
    Your photo
    Your rules!

    Nice one.

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  2. Whoever the he is, he's a gormless bozo. I love the pic.

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  3. I wish that I had been a fly on the wall to hear the unprintable. Well done!

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  4. LOL..i keep the flash off on most pictures, i find it unnatural. Great picture BTW :)

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  5. How very rude of him to assume that he could say that to you.

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  6. Nora:
    He is a good friend but lacks an imagination like a lot of people.
    The conversation was more in the way of jest.
    He knows he's a bit unfinished and he takes my cursing at him in good stride ;-)
    XO
    WWW

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  7. Surely it depends on what effect you are striving for?

    Does he have his own camera to do it properly? ;- )

    If so, there should be no arguments as he can do it his way, you can do it yours.

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  8. don't you dare use flash unless you want to. I love that photo and it's memorable. If he had taken the picture, it would have just been another picture.

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  9. Super photograph, WWW! Big version really shows it off a treat.

    Tell 'im to stick 'is flash where the sun don't shine. ;-)

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  10. Some of us are romantics and some are pragmatists... I, for one, choose romantics. Lovely photo.

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  11. the real joke in all of this is that he has the very best photographic equipment, every lens, tripod and accessory, all deluxe.
    And he poo-poos foreground/background/lighting so his photos tend to be very, very flat. Gazillion pixelled flat.
    XO
    WWW

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  12. Well I'm glad you posted it just as it is as it's reminiscent of a dream I had for years on end which I thought was a bridge of weird proportions... and now, looking at this, I think it might have been what I see here... (in childhood sometimes I saw the docks at night).

    So, thank you for helping me solve a mystery.

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