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    I'm em barrassed to saythat I've been thyere a few times and never came away with a picture worth printing.I'm sure it's me but the place does nothing for me.I miss what the fuzz is all about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    I'm em barrassed to saythat I've been thyere a few times and never came away with a picture worth printing.I'm sure it's me but the place does nothing for me.I miss what the fuzz is all about.
    Little known fact: The Westons took all the pictures, leaving nothing for anyone else. Frankly, I'd be more "em barrassed" that I couldn't find the delete key or spacebar on my keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Brown View Post
    Not a "selfie" - the wife took it.
    Indeed – a sub-variant known as the "wifie". There doesn't seem to be any way of avoiding those :

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    Though it's well associated with the Weston's, you don't need their style to have fun photographing nature there. Yashica-C; (traveling light). There's enough coves and paths and variety you can find some places in any angle of light or time of day I'm sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jp498 View Post
    Now, how the heck did you get that stick to levitate?

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    Point Lobos is a special place if you have read anything about Weston. The place just reeks of him. If you are familiar with his images, you see them all around you. I went there many times but I eventually stopped because I couldn't get a photo that didn't look like a Weston, and of course, they were second rate Westons at best. One fun thing I did there was to try to find rock formations on Weston beach to spell out his name. I found a few letters, but like many things in life, I never finished it. Here is what was going to pass for a W to get an idea of what the goal was-

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    The only problem I see with the portrait of you David is your camera is about 8 inches too small to be shooting at Point Lobos.... What would Eddie say?

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    After my first visit to Pt Lobos, I could see why Edward Weston spent years there. There is so much in a small area, that it takes time to distil it to a set of photographs.
    I feel, therefore I photograph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROL View Post
    Indeed – a sub-variant known as the "wifie". There doesn't seem to be any way of avoiding those.
    Sure there is: Stay single.

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    I was there for a few days in 2009 and visited the very generous Kim and Gina and saw EW's dark room on Wildcat Hill. I found the house and remnants of Weston's presence quite inspiring but I am a bit more in Ralph's camp regarding Point Lobos. I took a few shots but nothing grabbed me by the throat. I did manage to stumble into a John Sexton workshop while I was there. Maybe this crowd got all the good ones that day and sucked all the energy out of it! Any Apuggers in this group?
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    I did a "selfie" while I was there! Right on Weston beach:

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    ...and with so much rich photographic heritage there it is hard to be inspired in only a short visit. One of the better ones I got from that day:

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    (in that second one I really wanted to capture that guy taking the photo of his girlfriend in the background there....)
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