Two cliche's for the price of one

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NIKON D70 - 1/800 sec, f4.5 at 70mm

So many people are publishing photo's these days, that photos that used to be great are now lame and common. As Darren says, flowers and drops of water are cliched crap. To that I add sunsets, sunrises, water of any kind (lakes, the sea, rivers, puddles, glasses of water) children and bloody dogs are done to death. Although it's worth hanging out at Flickr's Interestingness page every day. It's one of the few things flickr is really great for.

So tonight I present my flower. Which is just like every flower everyone else has ever published.

Tonight over beers Karen was lusting after a Holga. But I'm so over film. I can't even bring myself to use the half a film thats still sitting in our F50. there could be some good photo's from the USA in there. Although there is just as likely to be crap, and I'll have to pay to find out.

So instead, I'll convert my thousands of dollars worth of exquisite electronic wizardry and magic into a really cheap camera with a potatoshop action. Here I present my second cliche for the night. I Jonah Lomo'd this photo to make it even more arty and creative.

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Posted: Friday, 19 August, 2005 22:04

Captured: 2005:08:13 15:48:19

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  • Ha! 'potatoshop' - love it. But I agree with the first paragraph - it's hard to hold onto that moment of excitement when publishing that sunset/sunrise/dog/flower knowing that it just disolves into the masses of the similar and done-before.
    seriocomic - Friday, 19 August, 2005 23:09
  • Ya I thought fish-eye shots were cliche too http://www.flickr.com/photos/darren/tags/scans/page2/ Sorry Daz ;)
    Jason Morehouse - Saturday, 20 August, 2005 14:21
  • Of course now that I have seen some of your shots Mike, I retract the water bit. <a href="http://seriocomic.com/image/28">This one</a> is pretty sweet
    Dave - Saturday, 20 August, 2005 14:58

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