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Old 10.11.2011, 13:50
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Re: The worlds most expensive Photo.

This is the only photo I've ever seen that seemed to be worth over the $1Million mark:





There are no camera tricks.

It's just the reflection of an Autumn day with the trees feflecting off rippled water to look like a canvas painting.

Australian photographer Peter Lik

I was told when I was in Las Vegas by a photo dealer that the photo was taken in SWITZERLAND (....... and no, I hadn't disclosed that I live here)
(I can't prove that though, so I still have my doubts...... but we DEFINITELY don't have deciduous trees in Australia)
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Old 10.11.2011, 14:02
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Give me 10 minutes with Photoshop and I'll give you an F-16 blazing across the scene with afterburner fully lit and seagulls diving for cover....
Please do it. I'd pay anything up to CHF 1.- for a postcard of that.

My scultures entitled "Dust Bunny" #1 thru #15 will soon be available for purchase, BTW.
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Old 10.11.2011, 14:04
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Re: The worlds most expensive Photo.

mmh... how much would My lolcats go for in the real world???
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Old 10.11.2011, 14:08
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Come on mate....... you know what photoshop is for !!!
The original photographer used it very well to remove unsightly objects from his multimillion dollar photo as you can see from the original :

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Old 10.11.2011, 14:16
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Re: The worlds most expensive Photo.

I stared for a while and I dont know if hard enough.. but really couldn't find anything unexplainable except for the facts why does it cost so much ...

ps : I noticed that the on the other shore of the river its the pathway that merges with the water or is it "too much stare effect"

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Old 10.11.2011, 14:22
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give me 10 minutes with photoshop and i'll give you an f-16 blazing across the scene with afterburner fully lit and seagulls diving for cover....
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come on mate....... You know what photoshop is for !!!

for sale !!!!
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Old 10.11.2011, 14:27
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for sale !!!!
You forgot the seagulls.
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Old 10.11.2011, 14:28
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Photoshop this photo !!!

OK,

So with the recent sale of this photo:



What could you photoshop into the photo to further "increase" the value?
(N.B. This is worth $4.3 Million...... so have to be pretty good )


attached is my entry

I would like to see other people's creative efforts.
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Old 10.11.2011, 14:29
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You forgot the seagulls.
AARRRGGHHHHHhhh !!!!


Ha Ha !!!

Oh well,

I've created this thread to see if someone can top my effort:

http://www.englishforum.ch/jokes-fun...ml#post1402912
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Old 10.11.2011, 15:14
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Re: Photoshop this photo !!!

Everyone thinks the original is worth $4.3 Million huh?
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Old 10.11.2011, 15:22
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Re: Photoshop this photo !!!

I found it like this in wiki
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Old 10.11.2011, 15:43
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Re: Photoshop this photo !!!

Peter Parker is also a photographer........
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Old 10.11.2011, 16:52
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Re: Photoshop this photo !!!

a better use of grass on an overcast day......
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Old 10.11.2011, 16:55
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Re: The worlds most expensive Photo.

I find this photo more like a really bad wallpaper which you get rid of after only 10 minutes
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Old 10.11.2011, 17:03
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Re: The worlds most expensive Photo.

The print is 80 x 140 inches...
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Old 10.11.2011, 17:12
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I'm not, ergo I don't get it, but what I am aware of in the art world is that it's not the work of art itself that is financially valued, but it's the name of the artist that's associated with the work that gives it monetary value.

Let's face it, if anyone of us had taken that photo, nobody, including those in the art world, would have looked at it twice, let alone paid money for it.
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True. But how the artist got the name in the first place is also relevant. Art historians are to blame for many things as art history is as open to interpretation as the art itself. They create the history, the story and the market.

All art is referential and in some way representative of society at the time. There have been certain seminal works of art that have defined an epoch. These works are commentary and are referenced by other artists in their works thus creating a lineage, connecting the dots. This is where the history comes in.

I was referring to your comment that you don't get the "art" aspect of photography. Take Jeff Wall as an example. What makes his photography "art"? Well, for starters he was an art historian and saw a gap in the photography art history market and effectively created a concept space for himself and wrote himself into art history. It's a real rabbit hole but all credit to him.

Take a look at Picture for Women



You may ask yourself, OK what makes this art. First look at the angles, where is the mirror, who is the camera looking at, who is he looking at, who is she looking at? And who are we in this picture and what role do we play?



You're asking yourself what the significance of all of this is...

If you are into classical art and its history, you might have see this painting by Manet (Bar in Folies)



Is she behind the bar, is the crowd behind her a reflection in the mirror? Is that her reflection or another bar maid? There are many questions, but this painting caused a stir at the time because it broke many rules and pissed off the establishment. It has become a seminal piece of work in art history as a result.

Jeff Wall's Picture for Women is a comment on this work drawing from it's concept and bringing it back to life in a new medium of photography.

So, down the rabbit hole we go - it's a process of analysis, extrapolation and hypothesis just as painted pictures were and still are. Now you may or may not care for any of this as it might simply not be what floats your boat. This is what can make photography art in concept in a time when conceptual art came to be.

Art references it's lineage in history against other art. It is a living conversation and photography has joined in.

I'll spare you now if you've even made it this far.
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The print is 80 x 140 inches...

Only $384 per square inch !!!



pffft....... and to think we usually complain about Swiss property prices
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Re: The worlds most expensive Photo.

Sorry I just dont get it.
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Re: The worlds most expensive Photo.

Hahahaha loving the artistically improved photos guys .... so funny.. I'm off to find my camera and make some money!!!
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I really love it, thanks for posting it.
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