THE PAVILION ANNEX

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Rick Keeney » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:24 pm

Steve Barber wrote:
I don't mind warm, I just need wet!!!


Though I will point it out, I choose not to launch the creampuff you just tossed me...

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Ezra Lb. » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:41 pm

I don't know what the big deal is about this "depth of field" thing. You just click on your menu and press the little button and it focuses all by itself. Easy as pie! :lol:
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Steve Barber » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:28 pm

Ezra Lb. wrote:I don't know what the big deal is about this "depth of field" thing. You just click on your menu and press the little button and it focuses all by itself. Easy as pie! :lol:


"Yeah! Anybody can be a good photographer. Ya just point the thing and click!"

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby AndrewR » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:50 pm

Ezra Lb. wrote:I don't know what the big deal is about this "depth of field" thing. You just click on your menu and press the little button and it focuses all by itself. Easy as pie! :lol:


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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:12 pm

You do have to have a good eye, but painting is harder.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:37 pm

FrankChurch wrote:You do have to have a good eye, but painting is harder.


Really? You're going there? Have you ever done any photofinishing?

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Rick Keeney » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:57 pm

FrankChurch wrote:You do have to have a good eye, but painting is harder.


And now every photographer in webderland has been baited.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:20 pm

Rick Keeney wrote:
FrankChurch wrote:You do have to have a good eye, but painting is harder.


And now every photographer in webderland has been baited.


I note he did not use the traditional put-down---"painting requires more talent"---but went for the caloric index. Or the Besemer.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:46 pm

Noooooooooooo, but it is harder. I could learn to take good pictures, but I will never be able to paint, ever.

It's an art form. Elitism dictates that certain things have to be said. Writing fiction is harder than writing newspaper copy. Classical violin is harder than metal guitar.

Many Photogs are better than quite a few painters. Matters who we discuss. I think some of you here want to be offended.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Duane » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:47 pm

Animation's got to be the hardest. How in the hell do animators draw those frames at a rate of 24 per second? Don't their arms get tired?
Frank? :wink:

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:48 pm

Yea, really Duane. They must work out.

Wait a fucking minute! :)

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:54 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Noooooooooooo, but it is harder. I could learn to take good pictures, but I will never be able to paint, ever.


Sure you could. There are those guys on PBS who show you how with a trowel. It's not hard. Really.

But, seriously, the hard part is, in both cases, Seeing. Technique is very important, no doubt, but the thing that separates a snapshot from an Ansel Adams is the ability to See and interpret.

If you want to talk technique, though, my question stands. Ever done any lab work? It's a different kind of difficulty than painting but I don't think it's any easier.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Duane » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:55 pm

Painting with 8k resolution: Let's see Monet pull that one off.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Lori Koonce » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:02 pm

FrankChurch wrote:You do have to have a good eye, but painting is harder.


Have you ever taken a picture that people have considered Art Frank? It's not as easy as you may think. BTW, photography is the only art form to have an entire style of painting named after it. Ever hear of photo realistic paintings?

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Rick Keeney » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:49 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Noooooooooooo, but it is harder.


How could you possibly know?

We aren't dying to be provoked. You're unnecessarily provocative. Who else who make such a blind, irresponsible comment? Just look at yesterday's pavilion comments to answer that question.


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