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25 photos taken at the exact right instant

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Take a look.

Written by Leisureguy

3 November 2007 at 9:02 am

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  1. I can only imagine how much pain most of the subjects of those photos must have been in milliseconds after the picture was taken…


    The Niece

    3 November 2007 at 3:40 pm

  2. These photos raise a very interesting discussion. You may have noted from the comments to that blog that many readers had seen source images for parts of those photos, i.e. they were “fakes” in the sense that they were composites from other pictures. I think that many of the sports photos are genuine because sports photographers use very high speed motor drives and can capture stuff in milliseconds. Many of the photos look like fakes, which raises the point…is a photo only good if it is “real” or is it equally valid if it has been “created” in Photoshop? After all, Art is created from the imagination of the artist. On the other hand, Photography’s uniqueness as an art form comes precisely because it isn’t painting, or sculpture….its Art is its “naturaleness”, i.e. that the subject paints himself/herself/itself through the lens – the photographer acting as “vehicle” for the “thing itself” [Edward Weston]. You are probably familiar with Weston’s work since he did most of it in Carmel and Monterey (Point Lobos), a favorite spot of mine.




    4 November 2007 at 4:21 am

  3. Nope, can’t agree with you (scourmango) about real versus fake photos. People who haven’t spent years studying art like those kind of photos because they show a split second that you wouldn’t normally be able to see. They admire the skill or envy the luck of the person who took it.
    A similar idea would be a friend showing you a picture of himself with a beautiful woman and saying that she loved him. You would be significantly less impressed if you found out she was his sister.

    Or maybe not. Real means they caught it when it was happening. Photoshop means they made look like they caught it. One is real; one is fake.


    Jason Craft

    10 November 2007 at 6:19 am

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