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    Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    "Burtynsky has flipped open the airplane’s side window now, and has started shooting—leaning out the window with his Hasselblad"

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    http://www.canadianart.ca/art/featur...ard-burtynsky/

    Anyone interested in Edward Burtnsky's epic landscape work should check out these stunning aerials

    http://www.metiviergallery.com/artis...tion=oil_spill

    He switched to using a digital Hasselblad for his aerials of Australian minescapes after problems with film flatness using 5x4.

    Before the 'bitchin' starts I am sure he cold have had just as good results with a Phase One camera/back. My point is that a mfd is proving to be more ueable for him for this kind of work

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    There is no bitchin on this forum about brand . The point is he is using MF to get the best results he can. End of day that is all that counts and the system works for him.

    BTW welcome to GetDPI a place where the programming is about photography.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    Apologies Guy

    It was a copy and paste from a post I put on the Luminous Landscape forum where there is plenty of bitching. I should have deleted that bit.

    Andrew

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    Agreed. Camera gear is a matter of the preference of the shooter. Once the image is produced all that matters is the quality of the image - not what brand it was shot with.

    If you can images that strong out of any camera system you're doing something right!

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    Quote Originally Posted by Nad54 View Post
    Apologies Guy

    It was a copy and paste from a post I put on the Luminous Landscape forum where there is plenty of bitching. I should have deleted that bit.

    Andrew
    LOL I was just busting them. No worries. We do like to have fun around here at least I do.

    But truthfully we all have some preferences as to what we like but all of us here know we can get similar results with other brands as well in most cases. Matter of what it takes to get there though, some systems are easier to work with and some are harder. Personally and I know Jack feels this way as well as owners here. We really try and get folks to do there homework and figure out what system is best for their situation. Even though I shoot Phase i do like Leaf, Hassy and Sinar stuff as well. The Pentax looks really promising ( One lens designed so far) and so does the S2 but that system I have a hard time getting my arms around it ( as a system) although I love the concept of it. To me it's all about a System.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    Burtinsky shooting digital... that's the end of film !

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    Quote Originally Posted by archivue View Post
    Burtinsky shooting digital... that's the end of film !
    nah ... they said wet plate was dead when film came around.. and that's more popular than it ever was right now. (large format film sales are on the rise right now


    ... now when Christopher Burkett starts shooting digital..

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    Yes, and I'm still angry that the lightbulb killed off the candle market too!

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    I'm with ya on that one Kirk. LOL
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    They're even phasing out manual gear shifting in a bunch of high end sports cars in favor of paddle shifters. Had to cancel my order for the new Ferrari 458 Italia

    http://tinyurl.com/23c38r7

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Gittings View Post
    Yes, and I'm still angry that the lightbulb killed off the candle market too!
    I heard on NPR that radio is dead since the TV came out.

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    Quote Originally Posted by David K View Post
    They're even phasing out manual gear shifting in a bunch of high end sports cars in favor of paddle shifters. Had to cancel my order for the new Ferrari 458 Italia
    You, too? Maybe if enough of us cancel our orders, they'll get the message...

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    Any of you gear heads actually look at the guy's pictures, and read his words?




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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    Just watched the Edward Burtynsky "Manufactured Landscape" DVD. Amazing work on many levels:

    - Shows what happens to our planet
    - These images look amazingly beautiful while showing our craziness (once saw real prints in Palo Alto)
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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    Quote Originally Posted by David K View Post
    They're even phasing out manual gear shifting in a bunch of high end sports cars in favor of paddle shifters. Had to cancel my order for the new Ferrari 458 Italia

    http://tinyurl.com/23c38r7
    That's too bad. Guess you will have to look at 430s or 599s. The stick is much more practical for the "street".....I have almost 100,000 miles on the original clutch.

    Steve

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Any of you gear heads actually look at the guy's pictures, and read his words?




    -Marc
    I have been following edward Burtynsky's work for a long time (before most people discovered him with 'Manufactured Landscapes'). He is one of the most important 'art' photographers working today. Seeing as this forum is 'medium format systems and digital backs' I thought it an interesting topic to raise.
    Digital backs are now at the point where they are replacing film in the 'art' market as well as the commercial market.
    Richard Misrach a 10 x 8 user now works with a Hasselblad.

    Calling people you don't know 'gear Heads' in what is a technical discussion forum is a bit silly.

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    Quote Originally Posted by Nad54 View Post
    I have been following edward Burtynsky's work for a long time (before most people discovered him with 'Manufactured Landscapes'). He is one of the most important 'art' photographers working today. Seeing as this forum is 'medium format systems and digital backs' I thought it an interesting topic to raise.
    Digital backs are now at the point where they are replacing film in the 'art' market as well as the commercial market.
    Richard Misrach a 10 x 8 user now works with a Hasselblad.

    Calling people you don't know 'gear Heads' in what is a technical discussion forum is a bit silly.
    This forum is full of friends that joke around with one another all the time ... which by definition is "silly" ... plus, we call ourselves gear heads all the time ... of which, I am one of the worst and most here know that ... so, relax.

    -Marc

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    Ed always was a rebel......... Fine Art photography in colour, who knew

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    loved the oil and quarry series, the guy really gets around!

    would love to see prints.

    nice abstractions, esp liked discarded oil filters

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    >would love to see prints.

    His prints are amazing (saw a whole show). He created his own commercial printing facility for that in Toronto.
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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    Hope i can see his prints or even others when i will be in Canada, but will try hard to see prints done by Large Format.
    Tareq

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    Re: Edward Burtynsky shoots oil spill with a Hasselblad

    Quote Originally Posted by Seascape View Post
    Ed always was a rebel......... Fine Art photography in colour, who knew
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