Random observations

goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
edited November 2013 in The Art Wall
There are people who will argue that photography itself isn’t art; in that it’s often a direct depiction of what a camera interprets – giving no credit to the photographer. To them, anything short of painting isn’t art. The same people are even more critical of camera phones, almost as if a photograph taken on a phone isn’t a ‘real’ photo. Apparently the value of the work is defined by how much you spend on your equipment, not the end result.

As Chase Jarvis said “The best camera is the one that’s with you.” Personally I don’t think it matters if you took a photo on a DSLR and spent 4 hours processing it, or took it on your iPhone and slapped an Instagram filter on it – if you like it and it captures the moment then the photo has done its job.

With that in mind, this thread is purely for random observations. Moments that aren’t set up or planned and are mostly captured on a phone, occasionally on a small digital camera. Just point and click and see what happens. Occasionally I edit my iPhone photos using Instagram or other apps before posting them, sometimes to add a border, sometimes to tweak the colours. If that sort of thing isn’t considered art in your eyes then this thread probably isn’t for you. :)
“Do not postpone happiness”
(Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

“Put yer good money on the sunrise”
(Tim Rogers)
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    edited October 2012
    I'll start with one of Cockle Bay, Sydney, taken whilst wandering around on my lunch break...

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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    ...and one of a man feeding the birds outside the Entertainment Centre.

    Apparently a bird in your lap is worth 2 on your head...

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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    Menacing clouds over the Sydney skyline

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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    My companion on the walk home yesterday!

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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • DinghyDogDinghyDog Posts: 587
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  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,842
    edited October 2012
    goldrush wrote:
    I'll start with one of Cockle Bay, Sydney, taken whilst wandering around on my lunch break...

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    aah my city. :)
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  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,842
    goldrush wrote:
    There are people who will argue that photography itself isn’t art; in that it’s often a direct depiction of what a camera interprets – giving no credit to the photographer. To them, anything short of painting isn’t art. The same people are even more critical of camera phones, almost as if a photograph taken on a phone isn’t a ‘real’ photo. Apparently the value of the work is defined by how much you spend on your equipment, not the end result.

    As Chase Jarvis said “The best camera is the one that’s with you.” Personally I don’t think it matters if you took a photo on a DSLR and spent 4 hours processing it, or took it on your iPhone and slapped an Instagram filter on it – if you like it and it captures the moment then the photo has done its job.

    With that in mind, this thread is purely for random observations. Moments that aren’t set up or planned and are mostly captured on a phone, occasionally on a small digital camera. Just point and click and see what happens. Occasionally I edit my iPhone photos using Instagram or other apps before posting them, sometimes to add a border, sometimes to tweak the colours. If that sort of thing isn’t considered art in your eyes then this thread probably isn’t for you. :)


    anyone who says photography cant be art is a fool. photography is more than just pointing and shooting... tho it can be just that. amongst other things its about angle, exposure, composition and deciding whether or not something is worth being photographed.
    hear my name
    take a good look
    this could be the day
    hold my hand
    lie beside me
    i just need to say
  • justamjustam Posts: 21,242
    I think those instagram filters make some pictures look really good.
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    Give way to Happiness

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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    aah my city. :)
    Gotta love this place :)

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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,842
    goldrush wrote:
    aah my city. :)
    Gotta love this place :)

    oh i do. :mrgreen:


    goldrush wrote:
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    i like this one.
    hear my name
    take a good look
    this could be the day
    hold my hand
    lie beside me
    i just need to say
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    DinghyDog wrote:
    I'm loving your photos. I hope you keep posting them.
    Thanks a lot! And don't worry, I'll keep posting them for as long as I keep seeing interesting things
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    edited March 2014
    Mudgee, New South Wales

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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • justamjustam Posts: 21,242
    goldrush wrote:

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    This boot picture is unusual.
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    justam wrote:
    goldrush wrote:

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    This boot picture is unusual.
    Yeah, we rented a house in Mudgee (wine tasting territory :D ) one weekend and when I was wandering around the grounds I came across a washing line that just had boots on it. The wheel with the skulls on it was there too, it was a pretty unusual place to be honest!
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • moretonbayfigmoretonbayfig Australia Posts: 805
    goldrush wrote:
    Mudgee, New South Wales

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    Love this photo - it transported me back to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam where I saw this painting 15 years ago: 'A Pair of Shoes' http://www.artquotes.net/masters/vangog ... _shoes.htm :)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    goldrush wrote:
    Mudgee, New South Wales

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    Love this photo - it transported me back to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam where I saw this painting 15 years ago: 'A Pair of Shoes' http://www.artquotes.net/masters/vangog ... _shoes.htm :)
    Thanks :) There was just something so random about this scene that I had to take the photo.

    I love the quote below the painting in your link about how Van Gogh "found beauty in the everyday, in the things that people take for granted, and deemed them worthy of a painting." That's such a great way to look at things.
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    Serving the entire community... or not!

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    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527
    A sun shower..
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    A backwards Irish fire alarm!

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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    Inside Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. This is the prison that was used in the original 'Italian Job' movie, as well as 'Michael Collins' and 'In The Name Of The Father'

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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    New York City

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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    A couple of PJ shots.
    The waves on my favourite EV shirt:

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    Ed and Matt, Manchester night 1

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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    Castell Caerffili (in English, 'Caerphilly Castle') is the largest castle in Wales and one of my favourite places to visit:

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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • Bathgate66Bathgate66 Posts: 15,813
    goldrush wrote:
    Castell Caerffili (in English, 'Caerphilly Castle') is the largest castle in Wales and one of my favourite places to visit:

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    nice shot !
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    Bathgate66 wrote:
    goldrush wrote:
    Castell Caerffili (in English, 'Caerphilly Castle') is the largest castle in Wales and one of my favourite places to visit:

    nice shot !
    Thanks! :) One of the coolest things about growing up in Wales is the amount of castles - they're eveywhere!

    A ballista in the grounds of Castell Caerffili. It's pointing out over the water that surrounds the castle:

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    A black and white of the castle walls:

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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    Another castle, this one is Oystermouth Castle in my hometown:

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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • Bathgate66Bathgate66 Posts: 15,813
    nice shots goldrush.
    i especially like the different shades of stark blue
    contrasting in and about the castle itself.
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    A double rainbow on the walk home yesterday

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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,626
    Looking up at the London Eye:

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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
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