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03 March 2008 @ 05:28 am
Another photo taken from Harriet Island  

Harriet Island, Saint Paul, Minnesota at Night
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Harriet Island, Saint Paul, Minnesota at Night

Unlike the first one, this is a motionless approach. I believe it to be well suited to the subject matter.

 
 
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Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 5th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)

Thank you. Is it redundant for me to keep saying "so do I"? I guess I wouldn't have posted it if I didn't, so…

I think I can see why you might think I was on a boat but no I wasn't. I was on the … I don't know if one could rightly call it a "dock" at that point, as I'm not totally familiar with the lingo, but I was on the fixed wooden sort of docky-rampy part between the concrete emplacements and steps and stuff leading up to the parking lot and the actual flat wooden definitely dock thingie right next to the boats. Or are they ships? I get so confused…

dd-bdd_b on March 3rd, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
I like this. The curves of the bank (especially at the left) and the swirls in the water match up nicely, and seem to lead to the boat up there on the right of the waterway. And the color from the streetlights is distinctive and memorable.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 5th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)

Mmmmm. Thank you.

And thanks for the interesting observations as well.

Matthew B. Tepperasimovberlioz on March 3rd, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
Very impressive. It really draws the eye in to some nice detail.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 5th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)

Thanks!

It just occurred to me I'm actually doing the easy part here—I just have to take 'em and select 'em. You guys are doing all the "heavy lifting": analyzing them and telling me what's good (or not-so-good) about them…

Matthew B. Tepper: In Minneapolis with beardasimovberlioz on March 5th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
Like that's such a chore.... (S,AS)
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 5th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
It's not? Huh. Who knew?
Fighting Crime with a Giant Dandelion Since 2013pameladean on March 3rd, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
Oo! I like this too.

P.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 5th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)

Oh, goodie! Thanks!

Fighting Crime with a Giant Dandelion Since 2013pameladean on March 5th, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
Well, you know, I like most of your photos. I liked the arty one of Sara that apparently wasn't in focus. But I don't know if you really want a lot of feedback from people who don't know much.

P.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 5th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)

I'm perfectly happy with feedback, regardless of whether the people providing it know a lot. Besides, you know plenty—just not necessarily about the technical jargon of photography and photographic composition.

I have little doubt you'll tire of saying, "I liked this one too, and it's because … er … mumble mumble" long before I tire of hearing it!

Fighting Crime with a Giant Dandelion Since 2013pameladean on March 5th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC)
"I'm perfectly happy with feedback, regardless of whether the people providing it know a lot. Besides, you know plenty—just not necessarily about the technical jargon of photography and photographic composition."

I knew my sloppy phrasing would be remarked on. But thanks.

"I have little doubt you'll tire of saying, "I liked this one too, and it's because … er … mumble mumble" long before I tire of hearing it!"

Since that's pretty much what I end up saying to people who apologize as they tell me that they like my books, I have no doubt that you're correct.

P.
Cass W. Marshalljudith_dascoyne on March 4th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
OOOOO
I want to study this so that I can discover why I love this so much.
Your subconscious is such a great Photographer.
Thanks for sharing.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 5th, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
Re: OOOOO

I want to study this so that I can discover why I love this so much.
Be my guest. Don't forget that clicking on it will take you to the album it lives in, so you can see larger sizes of it. And once you discover, please share if it's something you can share!

Were my subconscious able to speak in regular English words, I'm relatively sure it would thank you. Although I guess one never really knows absolutely for sure what the ol' subconscious is up to. I certainly thank you—on its behalf as well as for myself.

You're most welcome. It's my pleasure. I've spent far too many years taking photographs and then never quite getting around to doing anything with them.

Peter Hentgesjbru on March 5th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
This one stayed with me for a couple of days and I finally got my subconscious to surface what I liked about it. The de-saturated colors remind me strongly of a sepia-tone! So while it's a night photograph, it has that same haunting feeling that Civil War and early West photos taken during the bright daylight do.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 6th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)

Oooooh, fascinating. I see what you mean. Very, very interesting.

You know, jbru, you may just be starting to rival retooned in the remarkable insight department. And that's no mean feat, as you are no doubt aware.

Peter Hentgesjbru on March 6th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
I was thinking that it might be time to re-do the fredcritter slide show panel, only this time with "expert commentary" from yours truly or others that have expressed things that we've seen about your photographs that we think are cool and see how those jive with what you think is cool.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 7th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)

Interesting thought, that. I wuz gonna say that you'd obviously have to prepare in advance, since in an number of your comments you've said that things had to, like, percolate for a while before you were able to figure out what was compelling about this or that photo, but it looks as if you are talking about doing this kind of panel with images you've already had time to think about—that I wouldn't just be springing them on you and expecting a response. Although as I mentioned in reply to gerisullivan somewhere or other, I've started shooting now with "smaller, like on a computer screen" in mind rather than "big projected image," and I've been shooting print film rather than slides. So the, hmmmm, transition or copying or somesuch might be a slight bit of a problem. The other problem, of course, is that I cannot think of a convention which would be interested in hosting such a panel. But it's still an interesting thought. Yes indeed. Interesting.