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Eric Fredine
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I think photography might be a seasonal activity for me. Here's a couple from January and February of 2015. Took me a few minutes to remember how to create a blog post. I see there are a couple of draft ones that I never posted, I'll have to see if they are worth publishing.
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Vancouver, February, 2015
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Follow that obsession +Chris Sutton 
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My daughter +Alice Fredine and Andrew Bates built this virtuality reality game for a game jam sponsored by +Archiact Interactive.  If you're an Android user, give it a go and show it some love.  And please share this, so others can find out about it too.

Thanks,
ERic  
Turn your volume up before playing!You will hear a melody play at the start...
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oh lol, it told me download Cardboard and I did, no mention about wearing something on my head hahaha :) I'm so out of touch :p
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As a product manager I make extensive use of analytics to gain insight and make decisions.  I'm working on some posts discussing photography analytics.  In this post, I want to discuss my motivation and methodology.   I photograph with the hope of creating "first-rate photographs".  They are first-rate for me and may not be for other people.  They are the ones I'd include a portfolio.  They are rare and my choices are somewhat fluid ...
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I keep looking.
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I appreciate discussions about photography that give me something to build on.   I’ve never been drawn to still life.  But the exhibition Marvelous Things: The Art of Still Life curated by Aline Smithson (author/publisher of LensScratch) expanded my concept of still life.  I realized still life encompassed a broad range of objects and could be a found scene.  Thanks to Mark Hobson for bringing it to my attention.  Mark has a piece in...
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Slowing the Pace

I’m slowing my image sharing pace to favour quality over quantity.  

In a good year, I might produce 26 first rate photographs, an average of one every 2 weeks.  If I post several images a week that’s 150, so 85% of those will be second rate. 

I can’t think of a good reason to share that 85%.  If I let the photographs sit for a while I can sift the best from the merely good.  I’m not sure how long the minimum evaluation period needs to be.  Longer is better, but that’s balanced by my ego’s desire for a few accolades.  We’re talking months anyway.

I’ve been actively photographing but won’t post any new ones for a while.  The internet will survive.  In the mean time, I’ll keep posting contemplations and continue considering various sequences and combinations.  

After two years, I still like this one.  I think it's in.
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A lot of what gets produced has been influenced by commercial work and National Geographic from 20 - 30 years ago.  <--- That's a very apt description.  I maintain Google+ is a poor place for sharing specialized photographic work and forming relationships around it.

My existential pondering around photography tends towards the "everything has been done before and better than I've done it" variety.  Eventually, I decided I can take my own photographs, even if others are better  We can't all be Stephen Shore.

I'm more intrinsically motivated now.  I'm searching for that next truly worthy photograph.  My infatuations with new photographs fade but I manage an enduring love with a few that sustains me.  

I think I'm changing how I post new work because I want to form my own relationship with the photographs before I subject it to the scrutiny of others.
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Sand Patches, Iona Beach, January, 2015
#MinimalMonday  | +Olivier Du Tré 
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Thanks Carolyn and Marie.
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Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Yosemite.  It is one of THE iconic photo locations, so I felt it was important for me to add my own interpretation
Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Yosemite.  It is one of THE iconic photo locations, so I felt it was important for me to add my own interpretation. Prior to leaving, I spent days researching possible locations on Flickr, Instagram and 500px.  I found some I liked and was able to determine an exact location using GPS.  That allowed me to have a very precise plan before embarking on my trip from Vancouver.   It was a lo...
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+Eric Fredine ooooooh. duh.  lol well then I missed the chance to stalk your friend.  
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Based on my selection process over the past month, my infatuation half-life for new photographs seems to be about two weeks.
Based on my selection process over the past month, my infatuation half-life for new photographs seems to be about two weeks. “Infatuation is the state of being carried away by an unreasoned passion or love.” — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infatuation “Half-life (t1⁄2) is the amount of time required for a quantity to fall to half its value as measured at the beginning of the time period.” — http://en.wikipedia.org/w...
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Lovely.
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When I looked back at my photographs from 2014 the urban ones didn't seem as cynical as I thought they might be.  On reflection, I think it's just less overt.     My Vancouver photographs seem motivated by the contradiction between an idealized version of Vancouver and the reality on the ground (which is perhaps a clever turn of phrase given how that idealized vision incorporates towering condos).  Looking at the photographs (yet)...
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I'm very happy to hear those themes come across in the photographs +Rob Patterson.  Thanks so much for letting me know.  
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Last of the series looking at the role of concept and intuition in my photography.  In this one I discuss the urban photographs.
In Part 2, I discussed the role of concept when photographing the prairies.  In this post I’ll continue by discussing it in the context of my urban photographs. I started photographing the city with the loose idea of producing a prairie trilogy: natural, rural and urban.  At the time I was obsessed with creating photographs that were abstract and minimal without resorting to extreme cropping.  There were some successes:   Backside...
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They're proving useful to me - good to hear I'm not the only one!  Thanks +stuart murdoch 
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In Part 1, I proposed a model for the roles of concept and intuition and discussed how it played out in the Prairie Waters project.  In Part 2, I’m going to examine the Prairie Modern project. It could, and perhaps should, be called Roads and Horizons.  It’s two projects that I banged together after the fact when I put this site together.  I felt neither project was strong enough to stand on its own and they are closely related.   ...
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On a clear winter morning in Alberta, the pink hues can be intense and blue tinted snow provides a great contrast to it.  
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