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[livejournal.com profile] kira_j also asked for my fav photo/photographer and my favorite One Direction song.

Am completely unaware of One Direction songs, so no favorite there. Flip side is, I don't have a least favorite either! ;-)

Photography... I am bad with favorites. There isn't one particular image, or photographer that strikes me. There are some I don't care for... Annie Lebowitz does dip-fiddly for me. Also not a fan of Ansel Adams. Though, I recognize his talent. Simply prefer color photography. Especially in landscapes. Which are my favorite kind of photos, actually.

Any kind of landscape works for me. Rolling hills green with growth, mountains with hovering cloud cover, beaches dusted with foam. Saw a collection of images once from a birch grove. Same grove at different times of day and seasons. So cool to see the changes those made to the photography.

While I am a nature lover and easily drawn to those, urban 'scapes are equally awesome, when handled well. Enormous cities cluttered with buildings and people teeming in the streets, candy colored rows of houses with white trim reflecting the sun, street shots of people of every kind... all that stuff is fascinating to me.

'Urbex' style shots are also very cool. Images of life gone by, sometimes abandoned sometimes escaped from. The things people are willing to let fall into decay, so interesting. And how the elements creep in, marking the space, taking it back inch by inch. Single buildings, entire towns or facilities. And the lore they gather, which can almost be captured by a camera in the right hands.

Oddly enough, what I like to take pictures of is people, architecture and garden close-ups. Instagram perennials. Ah, well.

Date: 2016-01-03 11:40 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] turps33.livejournal.com
Well, that was an easy answer to the 1D question *g*

I've never heard of the term urbex, but you describe it beautifully.

Date: 2016-01-20 08:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msktrnanny.livejournal.com
I probably know one of their songs, just don't know I know it. You know? ;-)

Urbex is short for Urban Explorer. Probably should have included that, hunh? Which pretty much amounts to people either stumbling across things people have completely forgotten existed or trespassing to places that people still remember are there, but don't care enough about to take care of... with cameras.

Try sticking the term into Google and hit the image tab at the top. There is so much abandoned and unkept property on this planet of ours. Somewhat like our cemetery excursion! remember that?

Date: 2016-01-25 08:48 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] turps33.livejournal.com
Try sticking the term into Google and hit the image tab at the top

I did that, and wow, there are some beautiful photos.

Your explanation makes a lot of sense, especially when I think of you taking your photos when we were out and about. Of course I remember exploring the cemetery with you. That was a good time and good memories of seeing the place through your eyes.

Date: 2016-01-04 07:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kira-j.livejournal.com
hmmmm idk what to rec you...


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i also am not fond of leibowitz, i prefer natural lighting and real-as-possible type image stuff. i also had not heard of urbex but recognise the google images. i am quite uneducated about photography but i feel people photography is the easiest for me to react to! i wanna be one of those cool people who wear their cameras like necklaces lol

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