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Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by Geren, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    No worries, I'm terrible at landscapes so they were never going to be mine :)
  2. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Off the top of my head, I'd say a landscape is an image of a macro (rather than micro, not sure about close-ups) section of ones external environment. Though this need not preclude an image shot through a window/door/hole in a wall that uses said as a framing device.
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  3. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I don’t see ‘owt
  4. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I never cease to be amazed at what gets included in "Landscape". What happened to "Pictorial" as a category? It used to be one of the boxes you ticked on an entry form.

    For me this one is Pictorial. The subject is clearly the rider.

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  5. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  6. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Just a couple of thoughts, without wanting to get all critical theory about it, doesn't context make a difference in this case, that's context of use.

    For instance, in AP it would probably, as you say, be 'Pictorial'.

    But if it was used in Wheel Nuts Monthly*, with the caption "Jim Crocket, on his way to winning his third Lake District Rally in four years." it would be Sport and/or Reportage. Albeit a bit on the arty side.

    However, in the same magazine, with the caption "Obituary: Today, on his way to winning his sixth rally, Jim Crocket was unfortunately killed when a previously unsuspected sink-hole opened up under him." it would be, possibly, an Action Portrait.

    * other fictional cycling magazines are available. ;)
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  7. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    That is another image (+all three of Tony's on the previous page) that isn't displaying for me. I had wondered if it was my iPad which shows IMG in square brackets but now on my mac is a box with question mark in white on blue background.
  8. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    My iPad isn't showing the images either. My iMac desktop is though.

    My iPhone isn't either.
  9. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Good to know I'm not alone but the mac is weird - my iMac is running Catalina 10.15.5
  10. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    So is mine.

    Just done a reset on iPad and still the same. It is only these images in this thread that are not showing as far as I can see. Other photos, either from Flickr or direct uploads, in other threads work just fine. Strange.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2020
  11. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Having seen Stephen Shore's landscapes, I have to say the experience stayed with me more than any 'pretty' ones with reflections in lakes and lochs or dramatic skies. Strange as I find this, I can only conclude that the banal is what we are usually faced with when out and about. OK, places like Tuscany, I find magical, because of the soft light and mellow views of gentle hills, trees and vineyards. My taste obviously goes for the subtle over the dramatic. So saying, I plodded my way through the emulation project and ended up with a few.

    landscape 3.jpg

    landscape 4.jpg

    landscape 6 harris hills.jpg

    landscape 7.jpg

    landscape 8 valtos.jpg
  12. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Weird, the images are simple links, they must be doing something on the source end to decide they dislike your browser. They're mine so I don't want to just copy and paste them, but here's a link to the site.


    And it's the one with the bike, the one with leaves, and the big wave.
  13. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Third is dramatic, but I like the last.
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  14. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Those show from that link OK on my iPad, just not when linked as an image. There are plenty of linked images on the forum. This is the first time they haven’t shown with IOS. As I say works fine on the Mac and on my MacBook Pro.
  15. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Really strange - we are running same Catalina version so Safari version must be the same also. I can link through to the login page at lpoty but I don't see any images belonging to Tony - the [motor] bike, wave and leaves all have different attributed authors
  16. Skyehammer

    Skyehammer Well-Known Member

    After reading your post it did get me thinking and of course you do make a valid point .

    Is a photo of a sunset which includes a bit of a beach , some sea and sky a landscape ?
    Is that photo of the leaves you posted a landscape ? Not in my book , it's Still Life .
    The bike shot could be Sports or Action [ is Action even a photography term ? :) ] - the third shot I'd classify as Seascape .
    So , yeah you make a valid point . Thumbs up emoji thingy .
  17. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Not mine apologies, typo in my original post but too late to edit. None of the images are mine.
  18. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Ahhh. I am running chrome on my desktop and MacBook. Just checked on Safari and the images aren't showing. That is obviously where the issue is. Both iPad and iPhone are safari too hence why they don't show the images.
  19. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Not showing on my I phone either. Safari.
  20. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    OK, mono and landscape, two things that don't get my motor running*. However, they say stepping out of your comfort zone is good for you occasionally so I spent an hour or so this lunchtime on or near Shortwood Common - and boy are me knees telling me about it! Anyway, I got a few I quite like, but a couple raised a question in my mind.

    This is obviously (well, to me at least) a landscape - even if you hate pylons - some people don't.
    But this one:
    Landscape or Pictorial?

    * Or I'm rubbish at - you pays your money and you takes your choice... ;)

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