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Dreaming!

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by christilou, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I've actually begun to dream of cameras :eek: Anyone else? I dreamed that I had a new camera that got covered in mud (but still worked !) and also that I keep pressing the shutter but no picture is taken. I need to get out more I think :redface:
     
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Not so much a dream but I often find myself critiquing the TV picture with thoughts like 'needs a contrast boost' or 'I'd crop that' and so on.
     
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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Christina, I think you must be harboring latent fears of something from your childhood long ago...perhaps you were reprimanded for making mud pies and have repressed that memory only to find that using your camera has brought back said memories....and by dreaming about it you are trying to access those childhood fears.:rofl::tongue:

    I don't think I've ever had a dream about a camera, but I may have repressed that memory.:biggrin:

    Bill, I have noticed that a lot of movies and television shows seem to be employing a kind of HDR or highly sharpened style of late.:wink:
     
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  4. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

    404
    Dec 24, 2010
    I went to sleep once and dreamed I was eating a giant marshmellow... when I woke up my pillow was gone!!! omg!

    sorry, coudlnt resist. Do you dream in color or black and white...may mean something.
    PEte
     
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  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    I dream Penelope Cruz is my assistant. She always brings my camera to me with a nice smile.......that's why
    i always feel 1/2 asleep...I don't want to wake up....:redface:
     
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  6. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Owwww, you lot! Wish I could conjure up Colin Firth in my dreams :biggrin:
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    That makes two of us, Christina!:cloud-9-039:

    P.S. Dr. Pete, I always dream in living color.
     
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  8. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

    404
    Dec 24, 2010
    take about colin firth... I never cared for him until I saw Kings Speech...a great movie I must say.
    this thread is becoming interesting to say the least.
     
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  9. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

    652
    Sep 26, 2010
    I seem to dream in color.

    I love Colin Firth, but he has largely picked "invisible or overlooked character" roles, like the one he had in Bridget Jones. The person who gets passed over. I first took a shine to him in "Easy Virtue" a couple of years ago. My second favorite of his roles is as Vermeer in "Girl with a Pearl Earring." I've yet to see "A Single Man," which was also highly regarded.
     
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  10. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Colin Firth was staying at the same hotel as us in Budapest a few years ago (The Gresham Palace). I can report that he is just gorgeous in the flesh ladies! The only problem was that we girls didn't want to leave the hotel bar and go out for dinner as we just wanted to spend an evening ogling :wink:
     
  11. eolake

    eolake New to SC

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    Mar 19, 2011
    Gawd, yeah, in recent years I have several times had long, complex dreams about going around doing street photography. Sometimes working with odd, outdated cameras. Sometimes seeing and photographing very nice scenes with interesting light.
     
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  12. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    As much as I love monochrome, my subconscious consistently interprets my dreams in colour. Though not that rich a colour as I fear my brain is lagging a little behind in its Bayer technology...I hope a few more years shooting with the Sigma will correct this. :wink:

    Do some folks really dream exclusively in black + white, or is there some special portent attached to the occasional desaturated dream? Fascinating to know.

    I confess to dreaming of photography. It's been a mixture of heart-racing events where my gear just doesn't keep up, or simple desires for other kit - I do recall a dream where I was frustrated with my gear and popped into a shop to get what I 'needed'...it was great though I confess I was in a lucid state at the time so sort of crafted that a little :redface: Oh how different real life is...

    It's uncanny that I do exactly what Bilzmale mentioned every time I watch the idiot box. Though I confess to doing it more with the ads then I do with programs. Except the news, I love dissecting the work of the camera-men in news stories....as they've had a little less time to devote to PPing the frames.

    Great topic!!!
     
  13. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one then :smile: I must say I also watch films on tv and watch carefully how the shots are framed.