make of this what you will ...

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by pdh, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
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  2. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Thanks for sharing that Paul, now take a few days off and let the comments roll in.

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  3. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Well hell. That was unexpectedly lovely. It was amazing seeing so many of your pictures in one post. I usually get to see one image posted in isolation, and to me it's akin to seeing a decapitated Buddha head at a museum under a glass case which has a plaque reading, "Yakshi, circa 1440", and I'm left grasping at straws trying to understand its relevance and context. So this write-up accompanied by multiple images was particularly meaningful to me. Thanks to Olivier and you.

    Excellent evocative imagery and very very inspirational.

    All I have to say is that it's quite ok being disheartened as an artist. Best bloody place to be to start something real. Look forward to seeing more from you.
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  4. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    That was very interesting Paul, enlightening if I may say so ;)
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Sometimes, I'm flummoxed by some of Paul's shots. But I very nearly always love the rest of them. So I just assume the ones I don't quite "get" are probably the best and are just beyond my comprehension. Hopefully this will bring more sets of eyes to Paul's work. Thanks to Olivier for getting you to come a bit out of your shell.
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  6. snkenai

    snkenai All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Thank you, for the walk through your life's eye, of photography. Many of your choices, sort of parallel mine. But, then many, are polar opposite. It's what defines the difference in people. Interesting read, and food for thought. But, when you are as old as we are, not much is changing, in what we like, or the way we do it. And the greatest evidence, is the final photograph, that we produce.
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  7. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    An excellent read

    I think the images read better in the article than on here or Flickr which surprises me
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  8. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    Congratulations Paul. I added my comment at the end of your interview at Inspired Eye.
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  9. Fiddler

    Fiddler Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Great article and powerful images. Thanks very much.
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  10. Djarum

    Djarum All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Good Stuff!
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  11. Thank you, Paul :) Like Luke, I don't always get your stuff, but I do really like an awful lot of it. Good to know where you come from... a place I can relate to (work life, that is)
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  12. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant Veteran

    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    I really enjoyed reading that, thanks for the link.
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  13. El Guapo

    El Guapo Regular

    Feb 3, 2014
    I found the article and the images inspirational. Right now I could use with a good muse.
    Looking at others work like this does encourage me.
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  14. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    I'd missed this. I enjoy reading how people think and feel about their photography. I also admit that I wonder about you more than many others (I mean that in the best possible way) so it was particularity satisfying to get a look inside your head. Oh, the first shot of the sheep is my very favorite.
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  15. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Those would be the "high concept" shots Luke... :cool: (sorry, couldn't resist)

    Congratulations Paul - a bit of recognition is always nice... And well deserved here.

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  16. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Thank you for all your nice comments (however I am particularly irritated with Ray for getting the High Concept gag in first ...)

    Just as a point of information, the selection of photographs in the interview/article/thing is Olivier's; it's really interesting to have one's own work "curated" by someone else in this way (well, I mean, it's interesting to me to see my work ... etc. ..)

    oooh you don't want to be going wandering around in there on your own, Steve ... there's all sorts of peculiar things floating about ...
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