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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

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I’m confused, when I google “Adirondack”, I get either mountains or garden furniture!

[It's both, and also a park. I added a "P.S." to the post for you. --Mike]

First question...what phone is Mark holding...is that a flash hot shoe I see ?

Where in ADK PARK DOES HE WORK OR PREFER?

When I look at the picture of him and his "small" square, it strike me it is a real person sharing a real picture. No reason why. Just feel it is real.

Crop it to the web size showing the full details does not have that feel.

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My second thought is wondering the small picture is silver (from digital) or real silver or ink-jet.

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Then my rational mind kick in -- may be you have to very large for exhibit or very small for local view for intimacy ... unimportant ...

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Then what is the camera did cross my mind ... can't be an iphone ba.

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All in 1 minute of seeing that. First time have so many thoughts for one picture.

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful artist with us. Maybe it's due to our similar ages but his art speaks to me in ways much of the new stuff doesn't.

For this non-US reader, one of life's mysteries has been, how do you pronounce Adirondacks?

Is it Ad-iron-dacks, iron as in the element?

Or is it Ad-i-ron-dacks, four distinct syllables with emphasis on the first and third?

By the way, dacks is an Oz word for trousers. Not many people know that :-)

[About like "add-uh-RON-dacks." --Mike]

“...all the work he showed me was in the form of printed books and cards.”

Except maybe the photograph Mark is showing on the phone in the accompanying snapshot of him.

What is the name of the cafe where you met? (To keep in mind for my next visit to the Keuka area)

[The Flour Shop on Main Street. Not a good nowtech name, as Suri cannot get it through her electronic brain that when I say "call the Flour Shop" I don't want flowers, but a good café with good food and that's the important thing. --Mike]

I like Mark’s work.

(Even though he seems to be a square.)

Fun fact: the exact same chair is known to *some* Canadians as a "Muskoka chair," after the Muskoka region of Ontario (AKA, Toronto's "cottage country").

He bears a strong resemblance to the actor, Brad Dourif, who played the doctor in the "Deadwood" series.

Chair looks like a Muskoka from here!

The Adirondack Park covers an area of 9.375 sq mi, Switzerland one of 15.940 sq mi. In other words: the size of the park is almost 60% of our national territory. That's impressive. But we are still bigger...

[It's the Adirondacks Mountains that cover 18,702 square miles. Sorry for the error. —Mike]

Mike

This UK resident has actually made a couple of Adirondack chairs. I got the plans from Norm Abram's New Yankee Workshop show, which was shown on the Discovery Channel in the UK a couple of decades ago.

I went through Mark's site, excellent pictures and interesting words.
I always find nice to know there is someone around who still shows photos in form of pictures or books :-)
robert
PS: I bookmarked his blog

Not to be critical, but for my taste the photograph of Mark Hobson would have been more pleasing to me with less d-o-f and less sharpening, in other words something other than a cell-phone photo.

So the cell-phone was not as good as a regular camera in that instance, again, my taste, others might disagree.

It is much more interesting to see on any architectural or design magazine [glossy, for that] on how to see what the urban environment will hardly ever achieve to be true.

So do you really think the d-o-f and sharpening look OK? I was trying to be tactful, but it really does ruin the photograph.

I see a lot of iPhone photos that don't suffer from this problem, but I don't take photos with mine so I know very little about how they work. A normal camera with a 35mm at f4 or 5.6 would have made the photograph look pretty OK I would think.

Or am I missing something?

[It's just a record snapshot, not a portrait. --Mike]

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