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Tuesday, 30 July 2013


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I am not sure what you mean by "invented wife", she had her own show and everything. Though I refuse to believe that kate Mulgrew would have had anything to do with Columbo.

That's right Mike. Post the picture and someone accuses you of running down a kid on a crosswalk (everyone knows that Interstate highways DO have crosswalks every now and then).
Really, the failure to understand the difference between doing this safely and not is a symptom of our times.

When it comes to successful from the car shots, I think Sam Abell should be mentioned. In his book, The Life of a Photograph, he has a whole chapter called "Road Trip" which highlights his amazing ability to compose micro compositions within each image. Many are obviously shot while the car is moving.

I remember the Columbo's wife! and when I drive very oft I ask my (not invented) wife to take a picture...which she takes in her own style...

My response to Matthias is of course a reference to a very old joke. Question: How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Answer: Fish.

"Question: How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Answer: Fish."
Love it
So how many Psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? One, but the light bulb really has to want to change.
Couldn't resist

I like. It's also a great example of golden ratios, balance, strong diagonals, leading the eye (have I ruined it yet?); not to mention the photographer's sympathy for middle and lower tones. Oh (just one more thing) there are also at least three different sources of softness here, and in this case I would argue that they all contribute positively. I only wish that the warm accent was answered or echoed somehow, but that's a niggle.

I'm sorry Mike. I must deduct you a point under the Mornington Rules.

"Fish" is an illegal response and can only be given after tying your shoelaces and never on a Tuesday.

Of course, "Fish" is allowable where the umpire has waived the Offside Rule and the ambient temprature allows for sandals to be worn. But that's only when a baker's dozen is an even number.

I pulled over on Monday, because I wasn't dressed for a downpour. I still got wet but I took a few pix while I waited. Good job the camera is rain proof.

Rain/on the road

Hey, I just looked and each one is an example of "cool with a warm accent" How did that happen? I certainly wasn't aware of it at the time.

Don't tell Lee Friedlander

Mrs Columbo could to jail for taking photo's with her husband driving in the great over-regulated land down under. This photo was obviously taken by a professional photographer under controlled conditions.

I'm pretty sure Mrs. Columbo took this one:

Accidental Self-Portrait Whilst Driving, July 22, 2012


Love the picture, and the insight about Ogg!



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