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Update from Cottingley - More Fairies & Divas

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by Robert Crabtree, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    QUOTE="EightBitTony, post: 1482702, member: 51491"]I guess what I can't understand is why you go out with a camera phone, snap shots of incense, or smoke, and then try and convince us of something else. I don't see the benefit to you or us. .[/QUOTE]
    Dear Tony,

    I completely agree, though I thought it might be ink in water.

    I rather like the pictures, and suspect that there's an exhibition in there, but the "Faerie" stuff detracts from the pictures (much as do really bad titles) and the Cottingly conceit pushes the whole idea through the floor. My advice would be JUST SHOOT THE PICTURES -- and don't show us quite so many of them. Pick only the best.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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  2. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I could buy ink in water, if it wasn't for the OPs claim not to post-process the images. Given the backgrounds, ink in water would need to be composite images (or someone carrying a big tank of water outside, or putting photographs underneath / behind a tank of water).
     
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  3. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member


    He's also claiming that he's photographing fairies and you're not buying that so what makes you think there's no 'shopping going on?!

    For comparison's sake, this was ink in water...no photoshop beyond tweaking contrast

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    Little waterproof fuji instant camera in a fish tank pointing up at the sky, red printing ink. I took a shedload of images and had to empty out the tank several times (water kept getting all...inky) and in the majority of them there was evidence of me, or the tank or the cat peering in to see what the heck I was up to. It was very hard to just get water and a background that didn't also include the kids' bikes and the hedge and the neighbours talking about the mad woman at number 47. So on balance I don't think ink in water.
     
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  4. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Tony,

    Fair enough. I wasn't paying that much attention: the hopelessly twee commentary put me off.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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  5. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Yep, agree with all that. I think we discussed in another thread, fluid dynamics don't care if you're liquids or smoke anyway :)
     
  6. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    You've murdered a fairy.:eek:
     
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  7. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    That's what you call 'Fairy Liquid'...

    Cheers, Jeff
     
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  8. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Fairy nuff.
     

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