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Something I found interesting

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by Andrew Flannigan, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    In the window of a secondhand bookshop . . . . . The Romance of Modern Photography by Charles R Gibson, published in 1910. :)

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  2. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Pretty weighty tomes! Did you buy them?
  3. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    No, a bit too weighty for me!

    I was wondering were the 'romance' came in though! :)
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  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I guess it's that inner satisfaction of getting it right! Pipe dreams. :)
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  5. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Here's a couple of books I bought about 10 years ago - both volumes of the Modern Encyclopedia of Photography from 1938. As you can tell from the picture I haven't read the entry on depth of field yet...

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  6. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

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  7. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

  8. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

  9. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    The ladder in the tree does display a certain determination!
  10. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    They've got me wondering whether they ever met George & Ashley Abraham, the great Lake District photograhers. I do hope so - I can imagine that a splendid evening of thoroughly enjoyable note-comparing would have taken place!
  11. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I told my son about this last night and be had heard more (lots on the internet) I liked that they had a hollowed out, stuffed Ox that they used to use either as a prop or cover. There is a photo of one of them passed out while carrying it, Ox on its back and 6 legs in the air. https://images.app.goo.gl/Tn17J4wHrSenVa3d9
  12. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I found this in the street - from a distance and with my dodgy eyesight, it looked like a £1 coin.
    On closer examination, because it appears to have IR on the back, I assumed it was Irish and wondered who the woman was - some Irish goddess or other? So it was off to Google. Actually, it's RI, it's Italian and the woman is Venus, from Botticelli's the Birth Thereof. So I did a bit more digging.

    Between 2002 and 2010, 1,863,851,000 of these coins were issued. In fact, in the same period, a total of 21,384,367,255 coins were minted in Italy.
    No figures by year for the UK, but apparently, in 2016, there were 30,139,000,000 coins estimated to be in circulation. Allowing for lost coins and further issues, there must be even more in circulation in Italy.

    That's a lot of metal!
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  13. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    Interesting stuff - I've just discovered that the 'CM' between two of the stars refers to Claudia Momoni, who did the engraving for that side of the coin.

    The other side was engraved by Luc Luycx, hence the tiny 'LL' to the right of the zero in the number 10.

    I also learned that the copper alloy from which the coin is made is known as 'Nordic Gold'.

    Incidentally, the 'RI' stands for for Repubblica Italiana,

    Thanks for sharing that - I've learned something new today!

    Cheers, Jeff
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  14. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    On the subject of Nordic Gold, there is quite an (unintentionally) amusing thread on the subject on one of the numismatism(?) sites.

    And you thought some people on this forum were nit-pickers!
  15. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Not so much of a nit picker, more of a pleasant plucker:rolleyes:
  16. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    Got some funny looks taking this, a photograph of a photograph with rubbish bags in front . . . . . . when I only had to turn 90 degrees to photograph the real thing :)

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  17. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    But is it art? As at the end of the day, it is a load of rubbish.:)
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  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    That's probably what they said when it was built. ;)
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  19. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Bleedin' rich geezers swanning in here and building their bleedin' mansions all over our beauty spots. :p
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  20. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    This woman has hut moving powers

    [​IMG]huts loose by Dan, on Flickr

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