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Old 03-27-2012   #1
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Best of Random Gallery Picks

Random Gallery Picks are one of the greatest features of this site IMHO - because every now and then, a real gem pops up from years ago that you would never notice otherwise. Unfortunately, they're also a bit transient - next time you load the site, your random picks are gone, and you can't share them with anyone else.

This thread is for posting some of the gems turned up in "Random gallery picks" and sharing them with others. Post them as you find them, best with a link to the gallery page.


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Old 03-27-2012   #2
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A great idea for a thread. I'll happily join in when a gem pops up, the transcient nature of the Random Picks is great but sharing some is a wonderful way to point out some great but perhaps forgotten images.

DavidH was a regular poster to the gallery when I first joined RFF and he made the most of the many interesting locations that his job took him. His gallery is well worth a look.
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I always seem to notice the interesting ones just after I've clicked on something else, and a fraction of a second before it vanishes back into the gallery
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Great idea for a thread!
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Periodically I go way back in the Gallery and find many especially interesting images. Is there a way to regenerate random picks or is it only possible when we login?

...OK, I answered my own question, I think.
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We need more images!!!


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Surely it was a good summer

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i loved all the pictures of her. she's a tremendous subject.

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Thanks guys. For better of worse, the "subject" and I have moved on.

Here is another random shot that appeared by Swann:
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Yes sadly!

Not deceased ... just left!
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Camera Kamerad #2 (2010), by ZorkiKat.


These seem to be from an amazing series shot on Ilford multigrade paper using a view camera.
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Not sure I could have taken this one. I'm moved viewing it though.
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Not deceased ... just left!
Sorry to hear that!
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Wow, another one!

Magnolia blossoms (2009), by Allan Reade


Very classic (Edward Weston up and down) but very well done.
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Thank you, thank you! Now I get it. Now for some practice. Its really fun looking back at the entire RFF gallery... great stuff there. And now we have a thread for all this play. :-)
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Best idea for a thread in ages. I've kicked myself on more than a few occassions for not favouriting ramdom images, just as I click a link and it's gone, forever.
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Excellent new thread...

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I always remember the image above. Simply brilliant
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^Seconded. "Hippodrome" is one of my personal RFF classics. Right up there with Keith's shot that started the "Medium Format, long may it live" thread.

Maybe somebody in this thread can help me find a shot I saw long ago and didn't bookmark. It was a portrait of a young woman, possibly taken by her father at a 4th of July or similar outdoors event, in B&W. It was the best capture of that very teenage "I hate you for taking my picture but I still want to look good" expression I have ever seen.
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Not sure I could have taken this one. I'm moved viewing it though.

I am pretty sure that is Bangkok.....Am I correct?

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This is a great idea for a photo centric thread. I'ts kind of like a photo slot machine, click on "Home" and see if a winner appears or a jackpot of 4 at once.

I have a thought that has reached the level of a suggestion, make the Best of Random Gallery Picks a weekly thread so it doesn't end up with a gazillion pages of posts and replies. It would be easier go through whenever we have time to spend at RFF.

Heres one that came up for me, one I wish I'd taken when at the Tate.

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I'ts kind of like a photo slot machine, click on "Home" and see if a winner appears or a jackpot of 4 at once.

I have a thought that has reached the level of a suggestion, make the Best of Random Gallery Picks a weekly thread so it doesn't end up with a gazillion pages of posts and replies. It would be easier go through whenever we have time to spend at RFF.
I've thought about the same thing, sort of restricting the entries based on quantity, but I don't think it's a good idea. It takes the playfulness and serendipity out of it and forces everybody to keep bookmarks, and if people did that we wouldn't need the thread.

I'll probably restrict myself to one picture per day that I'll post here on average, and say a few words on each one.
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And this remarkable concept by Tony Pio:

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Ok, here is my one random pick for the day.

photony texas, this one just makes you look at it and appreciate it.

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hippodrome is one of the finest photographs i have ever seen ...
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This photo from labas_rytas came up earlier in the day but I was at work and couldn't post it. Great composition, lighting and OOF. Wonderful interaction, reminds of the way our dog looks at my wife.



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OK, so my lottery ticket for today is this:

Holmenkollen (2007), by Erik Five:


Erik was a fairly regular poster here until 2007, now at Purelight, with a RFF gallery of the small-but-good category.
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