Near and far could refer to anything that can be measured in relative terms.
For example, time, pitch, politics ....
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
Well said. Thank you!
Originally Posted by MattKing
So many ideas!!!! 2 stick out! One will be hard because it would involve a priest a rabbi and a minister walking into a bar... Heh! And don't go stealing my idea!!
Originally Posted by StoneNYC
An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.
f/64 and be there.
Kinda, I actually am going to try and do something with that idea though ...
Originally Posted by Dr Croubie
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Thanks, NedL ! I can see now the possibilities are limitless!
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Have shoot some rolls this morning with Near and Far. Coming soon with some results. I like this assignment!
Worldclocks and timezones in Hotel New York in Rotterdam. MSA Near and Far. Near and far times together, and New York in Rotterdam.
A Cyanoype and Vandyke Brown at aquarel, contact 6x6 from Kodak 400TMY-2 as 800 asa in HC110 dill B. Two another Cyanotypes, Hotel New York in Rotterdam outside, with Rotterdam Euromast on the right (last image) Ilford FP4 and HC 110. Bronica SQai and 80 mm, first three 40 mm.
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Beautiful first entry, fitting this theme very well! I like the cyanotype best (composition, print).
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Here is my first attempt at Near and Far, both in time and distance.
The spirit of my grandmother.
My grandmother passed away in March 2013. When I visited my home country in September 2010 it was the first time in six years I had seen her, and I took a portrait of her. Then I visited a couple of times more, and when she passed away it was a difficult time; I still think about her often, especially when I'm out in nature.
I took this background photograph a couple of weeks ago, and thought of combining it with the portrait of my grandmother for this assignment, as a symbol of my connection with her.
It's near in time because of one of the negatives being exposed and developed just a couple of weeks ago, and near my home. And far because of the time I took the portrait, and also because it was on a different continent. Finally there is a distance between my grandmother and I that cannot be bridged, yet she is still so close to me.
I hope it qualifies, even though one of the photographs are not new. If not, then at least I had fun making it.
Silver gelatin print, about 6x9" size.
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