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    Overdone Cliche Subjects

    Sorry but I am just about tired of seeing certain subjects pop up repeatedly as the subject of photos - especially B&W. Yes I know that someone out there can perhaps capture an angle or something that's never been done before - but I doubt it.

    Here's my list, add to it if you can:
    1- Old rusty cars in fields
    2- ...

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    Re: Overdone Cliche Subjects

    1- Old rusty cars in fields
    2- Old abandoned barns
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    Re: Overdone Cliche Subjects

    Old rusty cars are best done in colour. Along with sunsets and puppy dogs.

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    Re: Overdone Cliche Subjects

    1- Old rusty cars in fields
    2- Old abandoned barns
    3- National Parks

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    Re: Overdone Cliche Subjects

    1- Old rusty cars in fields
    2- Old abandoned barns
    3- National Parks

    Old rusty cars are best done in colour. Along with sunsets and puppy dogs.

    5- everything on the planet earth or photographed by the Hubble Space telescope.

    I will only accept Ultra-violet or deep Infrared astronomical pictures from this time forward. Why, 'cause I want too.

    Grin

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    Re: Overdone Cliche Subjects

    -- Plus almost anything in a Cemetery... unless Richard Benson does it

    -- Fog on water

    -- Power Station Cooling Towers (unless it is Michael Kenna)

    It has been my recent experience that men still like pretty women, no matter how cliched and overdone ;-)

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    Re: Overdone Cliche Subjects

    1. Fences, falling down or just running off into the distance
    2. Lonely highways
    3. Cracked mud
    4. Any stream with water that looks like slo-mo cotton candy
    5. Almost anything in a cemetery
    6. Leaves on trees
    7. Leaves on the ground
    8. Leaves standing in water
    9. Zabriski Point
    10. Trees unless they're really good
    11. Half dome with clouds
    12. Half dome without clouds
    13. Shadow of photographer on a rock

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    Re: Overdone Cliche Subjects

    I think that it is a cliche to "notice" that any subject has already been done or overdone. If anyone thinks that anything they are doing is new or different in a significant way, they are most likely kidding themselves. There are very few Van Goughs, very few originals. And even the originals worked on the same subjects as everyone else.

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    Re: Overdone Cliche Subjects

    If anyone tells you its been done before, just tell them:

    "Sure it has, but not by me!"

    Doesn't mean it isn't cliched though.

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    Re: Overdone Cliche Subjects

    Everything that has been photographed already, and that I have no interest in photographing myself :-)

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