23 November 2014

This afternoon - Shrewsbury


This morning - the view towards Welshpool


Nearby


Oh to have half the wit and experience this guy's got

A very interesting interview with an ex photographer's rep, Julian Richards, at Photo District News (PDN) - money quote:

"Digital changed the landscape...Suddenly many jobs can be done by many people, photographers become more interchangeable, the question of "Why him over her?" shifts to ancillary aspects of the process; personality, speed, stamina, flexibility. And there’s profit in mutability; being able to gather several photographers under a single umbrella with a shared mandate makes you more flexible and attractive. But the corrosive byproduct is that the unique sniper's eye of a Greg Miller, Chris Buck, James Smolka, Sian Kennedy becomes not only less relevant, but actually an obstacle. In shifting ground to garner a larger share of the mainstream, you risk losing identity, licking the hand that feeds you."

19 November 2014

Multiple Exposure

So, a little experiment - below are various versions of the same photo with different "enhancements" applied to each. The picture was taken yesterday afternoon a little way from home. I'm going to leave them here on Mrs Lemon's for a while and see which one stands up the longest - that is to say, over time, which one bears repeated viewing. It's an interesting and oft-demonstrated phenomena that, over time, some pictures improve and some deteriorate in the eye of the beholder and I'm curious to see which of these survives and which could usefully be despatched for recycling. At the moment they are coincidentally in my order of preference, with colour winning out and then a harder black and white version. However, I'm wondering what that order will look like in six weeks, six months or a year. One small thing - since uploading them I'm thinking the differences between 3 and 4 may be too subtle but again, I'll see if I still think that in a little while - as with all pictures and decor, it's important to live with them a while or, indeed, to forget about them for a while and then come back to them.

So, anyway, behold: 



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So, I must stop starting sentences with "so".

Welcome to Mrs Lemon's: Sic transit gloria mundi.

A more considered selection of photographs, and more commercial work, can be found at http://patrickdoddsphotography.co.uk where you will also find my Flickr stream.

"Mrs Lemon's Visit to Japan" takes its name from a poster seen in Cornwall advertising a talk at the local Women's Institute - I thought it had a ring to it :) Before I saw this (there is a picture of it somewhere on here taken many moons ago), the bolg (I mean "blog" of course, but today bolg sounds like a better description somehow), the bolg was known as Ten Years of Pictures, my target being when I set out to take a picture a day for 10 years; probably luckily for everyone concerned, I failed in this and instead I give you the melange that is Mrs Lemon's; I hope there is something here you like.

NB If you go back in time far enough on here some of the photos start to disappear - I think this has to do with a strange policy Google has of only keeping one copy of a photo and sharing it between Picassa (where I want to store nothing) and here; I'm not sure but I think any pictures on here have to be on Picassa which I'm not wild about but there you go - a free service so, for the time being, I'm not complaining. Not too much anyway.

BW

Patrick

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