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Rossie
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Posted -  29/12/2007  :  16:34
As there seems to be quite a bit of artistic talent around here, I thought I would start a pencil sketch section .....


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belle
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Posted - 09/05/2010 : 00:42
Funny this should come up.. just talking about it to friends last weekend. I love Morris dancing..well watching it! First time I ever saw it was Colne and Nelson Rugby club..no that can't be right..well any way I agree with you Bradders it is all about rigour and fertility...people have totally the wrong idea of it... and what's even more exciting is ..it is history alive!


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belle
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Posted - 09/05/2010 : 00:45
Nice to think of my self as a classmate Conty...don't tell me I am going to be made to stand outside if I don't behave myself!
Great news about the recovery !


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Stanley
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Posted - 09/05/2010 : 05:54
Bradders, I see myself more as Mort nowadays, the older I get the more I understand his point of view. Now then, can I see Uncle Mort indulging in Morris dancing?


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Stanley
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Posted - 09/05/2010 : 05:57
Conor, in case you're wondering about Uncle Mort, have a look at this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Didn%27t_Know_You_Cared


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Tizer
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Posted - 09/05/2010 : 10:32
Belle, no I'm not a badge anorak, but I'm an anorak anorak - I don't actually sleep in one but most of my outdoors life is spent in one.

Morris dancing...I was puzzled when Belle wrote "Bradders it is all about rigor and fertility" until I realised she had written rigour!


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belle
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Posted - 09/05/2010 : 12:55
is this the spelling anorak emerging?


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marilyn
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Posted - 09/05/2010 : 12:59
I find I often get my horizons out a little (verticals and horizontals) when taking a photo, usually because of my eagerness to catch the perfect moment. Which is why digital cameras are so great. My second attempt is usually much better (hey! the river is no longer running downhill). But failing that, Photoshop can always re align a shot. It can also cure the annoying problem of perspective.


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conty
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Posted - 09/05/2010 : 14:26
you lot make me laugh, morris dancing!!! hu hum looks all a bit gay to me LOL but if you enjoy it then good on ya, better than rusting out as my grandad says
as to the photography maz, it was only my first shot at it!! haha see the pun! maybe i will get more into it later, i think from reading your comments there seems to be an awful lot more to it than just point and shot with my canon and i cant really spare the time at the moment to concentrate on it and learn more, but i did enjoy it, anyway they are being judged on thursday and the show is on saturday, so i will let you know how it goes. ive got my fingers crossed the drawings do better than the photographs LOL


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belle
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Posted - 09/05/2010 : 17:02
I don't think there needs to be any more to it than point and shoot...that's the point, if you enjoy it just do it, the photo's were beautiful...


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conty
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Posted - 09/05/2010 : 17:38
thanks belle your a sweetie but i think they are probably right, i just dont know enough to know any different yet LOL


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Bradders
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Posted - 09/05/2010 : 19:01
Conor ...regarding Photography.....I was lucky enough to run my own camera shop for nearly ten years in Derby. I was always "close" to the Photgraphy Degree Course staff at the University , and one day one of them told me that something very rare was about to happen......Lee Friedlander was rumoured to be heading for the UK and had approached a Gallery in Llandudno with a view to setting up a 4/5 day "Master Class" to help cover his expenses.......I contacted the Gallery (Mostyn) and by luck my call was timed just right......The rumour was true and I found myself on the list of attendees.......The upshot of all this was that I spent the best part of a week in the town , the darkrooms and a large house on Anglesey in the company of one of the world's leading artists (and his wife).....He was terrific...

OK it all sounds a bit posh, but I can tell you that it was NOT...... LF was blunt , critical and fair in his veiw of each individual's "work", and we worked hard under his guidance......

His over-riding message was "if you stop making pictures , you will loose the craft "  (his words)....

The more work you do with the camera, the nearer your pictures will be to your eye, your ideas and eventually your own style.

Keep at it .... you have "the eye"....the technical stuff will come automatically.....

Your message (Friedlander  THOUGHTFULLY called it  "your bullshit" ! )......that extra idea or feeling that makes for a good image will also be there , without being corny or too obvious!


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conty
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Posted - 09/05/2010 : 20:29
thanks bradders, that must of been amazing for you. the closest experience ive had was working for the week at aardman animations, where i was working along side some incredable artists that had worked on the lord of the rings and wallace and gromit amoung other films and programmes

 the week that i had, i worked hard and i learned so much from them, i even shot my own animation of a bubble gum advert they trusted me and let me loose on all kinds of models and small jobs. the best bit, is that aardmans dont do work experience but they invited me,(as my modelmaking won a competition judged by nick park) so i was very lucky and so grateful for the experience. so i can understand your experience and what it meant to you.

i think sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time, the next minute your somewhere or doing something that dreams are made of, or is that just luck?


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Bradders
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Posted - 09/05/2010 : 21:55
My old boss ,and more like a second father to me (Arthur Silverton of Schuler Presses Ltd) once told me that ....."if you want something badly enough and you work at it ,HARD, from every angle, ...you WILL  get there eventually".......

Luck is a welcome  extra !


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Stanley
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Posted - 10/05/2010 : 06:49
Your boss was right Bradders. The funny thing is that if you are pursuing something the opportunities seem to pop up. Perhaps it's because you're looking for them.


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marilyn
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Posted - 10/05/2010 : 10:46
I don't claim to be a top photographer by ANY stretch of the imagination. But I think the more pictures you take, the more you learn about what goes into a great shot. I have a friend who had never taken a photo in her life....we planned to spend a weekend together and she bought herself a cheap little camera as she knew I love to take mine everywhere. We ended up at the botanic gardens and I realised pretty quickly that I had created a monater. Her appetite for sticking her lens down the stamens of flowers was unstoppable! And the photos she took....blew me away....I have never seen anything so beautiful. She has gone from strength to strength with her photos and (I admit it) seems more gifted than me. Nowt wrong with your pics Conty. I think they are beautiful. And I am ever so attracted to anything lush and green. Living on the driest continent on Earth does that to a person. Anyway....beauty wil always be in the eye of the beholder. Any photo that evokes a sense of wonder IS beautiful. It doesn't have to be technically perfect. (I refuse to be snobby about photos or art!)
Even my husband has taken to my old camera with some enthusiasm....though I DO WISH he would read the manual rather than squeal for help everytime he pushes the wrong button. (he still cannot delete a photo...I must have shown him 100 times.) His biggest problem is camera movement, but he has taken some jolly good shots and is improving all the time.


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