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    Sometimes itís just lunch. Which I am having right now at Giant City Lodge.

    Very nice day with great Fall color.

    Perhaps we meet here soon?


    Quote Originally Posted by bloodhoundbob View Post
    I just had a flashback to my freshman year in college, where the professor in Psychology 101 class posed the question for our final exam: What is life? Boggles my mind to this day, 49 years later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    hi will

    some people photograph for themselves
    and if others like the images that is a bonus
    others really don't photograph for themselves
    well, maybe a little bit, but they really gravitate
    towards what others want to see, buy comment on.
    im of the former. sometimes it is a hard pill to swallow
    but most of the time i don't really care much for what is in vogue
    or what other people want to see or buy...
    so to answer your question why i photograph or make photographs
    most of the time its cause im bored and i have nothing better
    to do, other times it is cause i can't draw my way out
    of a paper bag. from time to time i won't photograph for a few weeks
    and i miss it. ill even take a camera out without film or paper in it
    and make them that way ...
    and the cameraless stuff .. i never get tired of seeing what refracted light looks like
    on a sheet of paper when it appears ..
    unlike you and the dumpster im going to give everyone a camera at my funeral
    and they'll throw them in the big hole with me, i figure you might be able to
    get chromes processed in the afterlife.
    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Sometimes it’s just lunch. Which I am having right now at Giant City Lodge.

    Very nice day with great Fall color.

    Perhaps we meet here soon?
    Sounds good, Randy. Where did you watch the eclipse?

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    Because I couldn't paint and yes i tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Sometimes itís just lunch. Which I am having right now at Giant City Lodge.

    Very nice day with great Fall color.

    Perhaps we meet here soon?
    There used to be a ride to eat called Dances with Turtles held at Giant City Lodge. Great fried chicken there...... Now back to important art talk.
    Ron McElroy
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    I saw a clear view of the Eclipse right in my yard. Friends did not at the Arena. One big cloud.

    I have heard the chicken is great at Giant City. I had the steak burger.

    I go mostly for the amazing WPA buildings.

    Quote Originally Posted by bloodhoundbob View Post
    Sounds good, Randy. Where did you watch the eclipse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Layton View Post
    Actually I do have some understanding…that there exists a species of human which function as “gatekeepers,” whose sole purpose is to anoint a very fortunate few to bear the Years ago…at an evening seminar in Rockport, Maine, I found myself surrounded by nodding heads as the presenter/photographer held up image after image - specifically 12 X 20 (ish) contact prints which were…Flat…Uninteresting…Uninspired…Horrible. And yet, here he was, with his booming voice and impressive physical presence…so convinced of his own importance…so thoroughly surrounding the crowd with the net of his own EGO - that the sheep could only nod their heads yes. What…alchemy!
    This seems to be the way of the world: self promotion in the service of mediocrity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    ... i figure you might be able to
    get chromes processed in the afterlife...
    I'd guess the odds are at least as good as getting them done "locally".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    I saw a clear view of the Eclipse right in my yard. Friends did not at the Arena. One big cloud.

    I have heard the chicken is great at Giant City. I had the steak burger.

    I go mostly for the amazing WPA buildings.
    Hard to feel sorry for those who paid $10K for suites at SIU Stadium just to watch clouds. We had a great view in Makanda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Whitaker View Post
    I'd guess the odds are at least as good as getting them done "locally".
    that is what i have been told !

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    I found this interesting: https://youtu.be/L4pE-pdhnJw

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