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Sunday, 03 November 2013


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Edward Hopper strikes again, it's amazing how sorted that guy had his imagery. That big patch of pink an a clear delineation of shapes here reflects his look for me.
Btw if you don't know Ezra Dyer writes for The New York Times to, he is entertaining.

Well chosen picture, Mike. The colours are distinct and seperate like some paintings and it has, to me, a look of 1960's colour photo's (slight cast) - barring architectural details and street furniture. The composition of shape and colour is very pleasing. One of those pictures of the ordinary that just sings with its content.

Great photo. Hard not to think of David Hockney:


In the filiation of Cezanne.

Just a pure impression as I have not yet looked at the other photos of David.

This also confirms that "definition" or "resolution" are really not at all a quality criterion. Moreover Hockney works his photos with an IPhone.

David Hufford's series is outstanding. Thanks, Mike!

She must be using her umbrella as a parasol.

The delights of etymology: umbrella and parasol were originally exact equivalents: shades, sun-shields.

Umbrella shifted meaning along with functionality: rain shield. Parasol remained self-explanatory, especially in the Romance languages. French differentiated between the portable ombrelle and the larger, stationary parasol; likewise, Castilian has parasol and the smaller, portable sombrilla.

Regenschirm, parapluie, paraguas all follow the same para- logic (therefore, consistently: Sonnenschirm).

Yes, that's a damn near perfect photograph.

No offense intended, but her left cheek appears unnaturally lit given the umbrella, the result perhaps of some liberal post-processing. Still makes for a nice photo, but I wonder if Neil deGrasse Tyson would protest.

Now we're talkin' my kind of photography! Full-spectrum active seeing using people to build an overall composition. Many images where you think you know the score at first glance...but then realize later that you don't. Excellent gesture captures.

Japan is a particularly good place for this type of work. (Yes, the Japanese women use umbrellas as parasols much more than American or Europeans.) But it can be done anywhere. (His Shibuya and Yokohama images tug at me to return!)

Excellent work, David. You've provided me with this year's answer to the annual question, "What did you do with your extra hour after the reversion from Daylight Savings Time?".

(Thanks very much for highlighting David's work, Mike.)

Ah yes, the David Hockey/Edward Hopper type of photograph. I like it.

Very nice.

I have a picture from last year in Vancouver with eerily similar elements: brick wall, tree in foreground, a woman walking right to left...

A fine Sunday morning discover, thank you. Love the work, David.

It also turns out that David has a great eye for umbrellas, a recurring theme in his enjoyable Flickr stream.

Awesome it looks like a hopper painting.

My first thought: "Quiet Colours" :-) How is it going with the selection of pictures, Mike ?? I assume that the current sale and e-business venture has been keeping you busy ?? Quite understandable - I really think that you have lots of great stuff going on at the moment :-)

Lovely image. It is a great lens too. One of my favorite primes on the OMD E-M5.

I have been looking at David's pictures and it is now well past my bedtime; it wasn't when I started. I like his comments too.

They are good. Opens a window to Tokyo that I've never thought of before.

As usual, thanks for your inquisitiveness.

Mike, this is too much. I didn't think you'd ever feel the need to do meta-art, but clearly I was wrong. Sunday is supposed to be off topic. So posting on photography is off being off topic, off off topic, a double whammy. You're fully post-modern now.

That aside, it's a gorgeous image. Thanks for the post.


I like the picture and I love the colours, but (someone has to say 'but' sooner or later) I suffer from a built-in irrational preference for horizontals and verticals that are accurately aligned. I expect that this shows that I am irredeemably and incurably boring and totally old school, but I can't help it.

The price for shooting like it's 1980: $2,750....Yikes! Geezing is very expensive.

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