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Old 03-13-2019   #1
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Photography Limericks, verse, Haiku, and poetry

We have a Photography pun thread. Thought we could take a different direction here. I'll start with this little ditty:

Photographic Steppenwolf

Some take such aversion to a silver halide dispersion
Throwing a fit and proclaiming digital capture is it;
It's a throw back to the past they cry aghast
While adding clouds and clowns to there images around town;

The film user decries the deceit and the lies
While creating latent images later to be revealed;
Rewinding a roll or pulling out a film holder
They relish the image that chemistry will unveil;
They just don't understand, the process is the game
The image leads to ultimate visual fame;

With digital in one hand and film camera in the other
Modern photographer struggles with a collision of thought;
The past or the future, analog or digital,
electronic or photochemical, the struggle proceeds

How about the art without thought to the means of the capture?
Leaving modern photographer in a technological rapture!
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Sonnar (Haiku)

My Sonnar is sharp;
It renders images well;
I like my Sonnar;
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The Triotar (Haiku)

Three element form
With bubbly bokeh to boot
What is not to like?
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The Zeiss Ultron

Inverted front piece
It produces wild bokeh
A thousand dollars?
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Hi Mark, good lines! Here's my effort --


Saturated Colours

What saturated colours bring
To any subject you may cite
Is vividness, portrayed in light.

Whenever lively bronze bells ring,
Deep notes roll out and resonate...
Deep colours, too, reverberate.

A cloudy day, far from a curse,
Provides diffusion that's ideal
For colours with profound appeal.

Bright light is almost always worse
If saturation is your aim;
It harshly treats all things the same.

Diffused light is the cream of cream
When colour is your major theme.
If contrast is what you desire,
Then find yourself a blinding fire.
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Prallax City (from my avatar)

Take me down to the Parallax City
Where the viewfinder's tiny
And the framing is tricky

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Years ago one started; "Heaven help the common man, possess a Leica if he can..."


Trouble is I can't remember the rest of it.


Regards, David


PS later on, "box" was rhymed with "knocks" - it was the result of a competition in a photo magazine.
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Leicapixie makes all his posts in blank verse format.
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I knew a guy with a camera
Who thought it was a hammerer
So he kept two in tents
But now he relents
For a cmaera is never a hammerer.



(Apologies to English speakers everywhere. )

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Leicapixie makes all his posts in blank verse format.
They are the best arenít they.
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Spare a thought for the dentist.
His photos aren't half bad.
They dis him 'cos of his Leica,
And this just makes him mad.
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There was a young lady from Bright
Whose speed was much faster than light
She set our one day in a relative way
And arrived on the previous night!


I imagine she was very hard to photograph. Actually I never saw her.
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Nice work! The Wratten word is important too!
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My K2
Based on My Bonnie

My K2 screws onto my Sonnar
My K2 screws onto my Gauss
My K2 screws onto my Sonnar
Bring back my K2 to me

Better:

My Bessy
Based on My Bonnie

My Bessy views over the ocean
My Bessy views over the sea
My Bessy views over the ocean
Bring back 126 for me
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Photography (Phaiku)

If Photography
Phails to be Phun, what the Phukk
Are we Philming Phor?
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no photo
battery is dead
evening sun
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no photo
battery is dead
evening sun
That's why we have mechanical cameras!
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That's why we have mechanical cameras!
great light
must change film
it's gone

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