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Thursday, 26 September 2013

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The book should be great. But I'd love to see a compilation of B-sides, too ;)

The quiet seascapes that you are getting should be very restful, and probably can be the basis of a meditation video or an anti-insomnia experience.

Mike,

"'Quiet' is just an adjective to describe the color—it doesn't have to be a quiet picture, or a simple one, necessarily. Just anything in which the colors work together but don't scream at you.

I'd love to see an example of an image which meets well your criteria.

[Back at ya, Will--I'd love to see an image which meets the criterion in your view. If I gave you an example, it would be a picture I already have for the book, meaning I don't need another just like it. So surprise me! --Mike]

That's why I'm not submitting any pictures (the narrow probability of them being selected aside): I photograph mostly black and white, and when I do colours I like them life-like: rich and vibrant.

LOL - you've brought us (well me anyway) into koan territory. What IS "quiet" ? I went off to a couple of dictionaries after reading your "update to the update"; here's one entry from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/quiet):

1. Making little or no noise: quiet neighbors; a quiet engine.
2. Free of loud noise; hushed: a quiet street.
3. Calm and unmoving; still: a quiet lake.
4. Free of turmoil and agitation; untroubled. See Synonyms at still1.
5. Restful; soothing: a quiet afternoon nap; a quiet tune on the flute.
6. Tranquil; serene: a quiet place in the country.
7. Not showy or garish; subdued: a room decorated in quiet colors.
8. Restrained in style; understated: a quiet strength; a quiet life.

Still paring down my selections - it may take a lifetime...

"Generally, I'm getting too many simple landscapes and simple seascapes."

Oh good, I'm glad I'm not the only one who made that mistake :). I submitted before reading the comments section of the orginal "Call for Work" post where you expanded on what you were looking for. You might want to bring that comment forward somehow.

Jim

"Generally, I'm getting too many simple landscapes and simple seascapes."
So much for my second submission.

I'm chained to my "day job" (i.e. chained to my desk for as many days as it takes for an Ajax error to go away on a client's website)

Is there a deadline on this?

"Quiet" is just an adjective to describe the color reminds me of a heated discussion among some musicians with synthesia about whether something sounded green vs. wet vs. sour

"Back at ya, Will--I'd love to see an image which meets the criterion in your view. If I gave you an example, it would be a picture I already have for the book, meaning I don't need another just like it. So surprise me!"--Mike

OK, I'll play the game. Done.

Looking through my own (and some others'_ work over the weekend led me to an interesting discovery. Very little of the photography I do, or indeed like, seems to be much about the colour. And when it is, it is often vivid colours.

This is quite a select seb-set of photographs you're looking for.

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