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12/18/2007 10:53:17 PM · #1
Do that all the time...I'm my worst critic...well...depends, I give myself a 5 at best....

Originally posted by Jutilda:

I'm so second guessing myself. I have about 5 shots of different subjects that I think would work. YIKES - I need to quit doing this.
12/18/2007 10:52:10 PM · #2
I'm still shuttering from the Tooth Fairy....

Originally posted by timfythetoo:

I am in - and noone will recognize my model this time around. You all geta break from my kids for a coupe of days. :)
12/18/2007 10:51:53 PM · #3
I'm so second guessing myself. I have about 5 shots of different subjects that I think would work. YIKES - I need to quit doing this.
12/18/2007 10:51:06 PM · #4
Me too...but I hate my photo.....I hope others don't share my opinion... :)
12/18/2007 10:35:44 PM · #5
<--- crosses fingers. I am in!
12/18/2007 10:17:12 PM · #6
I think there will be a lot of good subject potential for this. I was afraid my entry might be considered a shoehorn, but after seeing the preceding examples and the Wikipedia definition of Wabi-Sabi, It should fit right in.
12/18/2007 10:02:04 PM · #7
I'm in. I expect to get hugely low scores from all the people who do not agree with me. I'm hoping to stay above a 3. But I'm in. And looking forward to voting on the other entries.
12/18/2007 09:59:27 PM · #8
That is not fair...I demand an immediate DQ for Tim!

Originally posted by timfythetoo:

I am in - and noone will recognize my model this time around. You all geta break from my kids for a coupe of days. :)
12/18/2007 09:58:26 PM · #9
I am in - and noone will recognize my model this time around. You all geta break from my kids for a coupe of days. :)
12/18/2007 09:52:16 PM · #10
This should be interesting but I'm afraid there are lots of people with their own ideas, so one man's DNMC may be another man's perfect 10. I had one shot entered but decided that it wasn't ordinary enough, although in some respects, it actually fit the "wabi sabi" definition more than what I have now. But again, this is quite an esoteric idea, so I hope people will open their minds as well as their eyes, when voting.

GOOD LUCK everyone!!

Message edited by author 2007-12-18 22:04:38.
12/18/2007 05:58:48 PM · #11
Wendy. Yes, I think your shot would fit in well.

Stumbled upon a good read WHAT IS WABI-SABI?
12/17/2007 12:57:07 AM · #12
Darn, I wish I could enter this one, but I took it a couple of months ago. There's something about this shot that I really like and I think it fits the challenge.

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12/13/2007 03:30:30 PM · #13
Looking at these samples, we might have another high quality challenge in our hands. Can't wait :)
12/13/2007 03:27:51 PM · #14
Originally posted by colorcarnival:

hmmm, if you drop some of the letters....

linkie

:D


Grrr, you beat me to that joke :-P
12/13/2007 10:23:55 AM · #15
Looking through Amazon's book collection on the subject. Found a quote which I can help us better undestand the topic at hand

"wabi sabi is the beauty of things impermanent, imperfect and incomplete. I feel that this leaf illustrates this principle perfectly"
//www.amazon.com/Wabi-Sabi-Artists-Designers-Poets-Philosophers/dp/1880656124

Looking through some of the other books and their covers helps as well.

Just for example, some of the images I've taken which may fit the theme? If someone disagrees please say so ;)

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And another shot from Irene

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One from Mpeters
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Message edited by author 2007-12-13 10:33:20.
12/13/2007 09:19:38 AM · #16
hmmm, if you drop some of the letters....

linkie

:D
12/13/2007 06:23:48 AM · #17
what about (for example) a truly ugly animal?
12/13/2007 06:21:42 AM · #18
Based on that quote I posted, I'm thinking it can be a thing, either natural or manmade, or possibly a place, though I don't think a standard landscape shot is called for. Perhaps a landscape or nature shot but with a particular subject/focus - a dying log? Or a place, but again with a particular subject/focus. I'm just thinking this through, too... I think the emphasis is on the simple beauty of something that is often overlooked, and how that beauty plays into the cycle of time. Or something like that?
12/13/2007 05:50:34 AM · #19
Keep thinking out loud ;-)

I think I'm getting it :-) and an idea to go with it...
12/13/2007 05:22:26 AM · #20
Originally posted by Melethia:

Not the best example, but a partial kinda fit, maybe.

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At least to me it shows the hidden or not usually observed beauty of an every day object. The deeper meaning of wabi-sabi may not quite be there, though.


Right with you. I think maybe the lustre of cad. pas. (as it's called in the UK) is a little synthetic. Even so, it's a pretty/beautiful thing. I suppose the trick is to create a photograph that makes the beauty evident. (Still thinking out loud).
12/13/2007 05:10:57 AM · #21
Not the best example, but a partial kinda fit, maybe.

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At least to me it shows the hidden or not usually observed beauty of an every day object. The deeper meaning of wabi-sabi may not quite be there, though.
12/13/2007 04:52:33 AM · #22
Originally posted by Puckzzz:

Originally posted by raish:



Eenteresting... I think yes, they would, but . . .
*The graphic quality of the pictures maybe overshadows the simple beauty of the objects and their decay.
*Lines and forms enhanced by the use of b&w - very good photography, but is that the object of the (wabi-sabi) exercise here?
*ER - haven't actually got any more - just thinking out loud because I find the idea fascinating :-)


That's why I'm confused...is it to photograph an everyday object to portrait it's beauty?


Did you see Melethia's quote in her post and the link she provided? That pretty much sums it up. I think if you just show the passage of time you will be ok.

For me your "Day 2" shot would be a bit of a stretch because as raish eluded to, you made it look that way with your grain/noise treatment. The subject's own features should stand tall and your photographic technique take a step back. Basically do as little as possible and let the subject speak for itself. That is how I would try and approach it.
12/13/2007 04:50:12 AM · #23
Originally posted by Puckzzz:

Originally posted by raish:



Eenteresting... I think yes, they would, but . . .
*The graphic quality of the pictures maybe overshadows the simple beauty of the objects and their decay.
*Lines and forms enhanced by the use of b&w - very good photography, but is that the object of the (wabi-sabi) exercise here?
*ER - haven't actually got any more - just thinking out loud because I find the idea fascinating :-)


That's why I'm confused...is it to photograph an everyday object to portrait it's beauty?


Well, (mostly) we first pick the already "not-so-ordinary" subject and than capture its beauty. In this case the subject needs to be ordinary (or something which might not look interesting to our cluttered minds) and present its beauty. This is very similar (or might even be same) to zen photography. Maybe an addition(from zen) could be to see beauty in imperfection (a broken mug, punctured tyre, cracked wall etc etc). Does this help?

[Edited for example] Example - //www.photochart.com/photo_2816_Wabi-Sabi%20Sedan.html

Message edited by author 2007-12-13 04:56:54.
12/13/2007 04:20:28 AM · #24
Originally posted by raish:



Eenteresting... I think yes, they would, but . . .
*The graphic quality of the pictures maybe overshadows the simple beauty of the objects and their decay.
*Lines and forms enhanced by the use of b&w - very good photography, but is that the object of the (wabi-sabi) exercise here?
*ER - haven't actually got any more - just thinking out loud because I find the idea fascinating :-)


That's why I'm confused...is it to photograph an everyday object to portrait it's beauty?
12/13/2007 03:32:44 AM · #25
Originally posted by Puckzzz:

I'm not sure I'm getting this. So these would be considered Wabi Sabi?

Old big machine:
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just a door at my work:
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Eenteresting... I think yes, they would, but . . .
*The graphic quality of the pictures maybe overshadows the simple beauty of the objects and their decay.
*Lines and forms enhanced by the use of b&w - very good photography, but is that the object of the (wabi-sabi) exercise here?
*ER - haven't actually got any more - just thinking out loud because I find the idea fascinating :-)
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