Three Graces (beautiful girls) D3, night shot in LA

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Re: the "three graces" are? Thanks for the little detailed history
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Joseph S Wisniewski wrote:

mironv wrote:

If you see any garce in any of this posing girls than you must smoke some strong stuff.

He didn't say "grace", he said the "three graces." That's an element of Roman and Greek mythology that has more to do with three aspects of women, or three stages in their growth. The traditional depiction of the three graces, say Raphael or Rubens, is one of them connecting with the observer (like the girl on the left in the OP's picture), one indifferent (the girl on the right), and one aware but turning away or shielding their face (the girl in the center).

I think he nailed the concept.

What is a world comming too.

I don't know. You made quite a rude response to something that you didn't understand. You have done this many times. You really need to stop. If you see something you don't understand, don't attack. Instead, ask politely for more information, like "OK, I'm not getting it. How is this 'the three graces'?"

Grace on 3 girls seating on a biks waiting for something.

Yeah, and Raphael had his three graces holding apples. Go argue the merits of "holding something" and tell us how you outgun Raphael artistically. Ovenden had one of his three pulling another one's hair, three stages of maturity, much the same as Carnach did four centuries earlier.

You like to post some pictures don't put tilte on.

The title works for that image. I'm sorry you don't understand why it does, but for God's sake, don't be such a jerk about it.

So, I liked the pic 'full stop' (for aesthetic reasons), but, now the OP and you Joseph have educated me with a little bit of mythology/ art history, merci.

Enjoyed that little summary, and yes, according to that synopsis, the OP did indeed nail the concept and thanks to you both for the added education.

We are always learning.....

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ofior wrote:

When I first looked at the shot, I did no think of a pervert, or the noise, or what the three graces were, just found the photo intriguing  enough to want to read the story.  If an image creates this much feedback (good or bad), I'd stay something worked.  

Ozzie

Lol , true. I have a book World Photography published by Bryn Campbell. It is a compilation of works of various masters and narratives which include paraphrased interviews.

If some of those images were published 'without context' here, I think they might stir up some very serious discussions / rants etc etc  

I agree, its art, have fun!  And life is too short to worry about such things...

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Very well done
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Looks like a still from a movie. Very natural, very casual and very compelling capture.

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kayone Regular Member • Posts: 316
Re: Three Graces (beautiful girls) D3, night shot in LA
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mironv wrote:

If you see any garce in any of this posing girls than you must smoke some strong stuff.

What is a world comming too. Grace on 3 girls seating on a biks waiting for something.

You like to post some pictures don't put tilte on. Or realy put some time to think what it shod be.

There is not a even pintch of grace in this one.

Don't be an idiot please.  internet troll

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Re: Very well done
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Agree+++1

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Re: Very well done
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Just truly humbled by the many appreciative comments and analysis. Thank you each and every one of you. Very much.

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Re: "spend so much time"? It was two short words!

Joseph S Wisniewski wrote:

RudivanS wrote:

This photo aside (it's ok) - When so called artists / photographers can and do spend so much time explaining pictures / photographs in words it smacks of salesmanship = baloney.

I'm missing the "spend so much time ... in words" aspect of this. He used two words, a grand total of "three syllables", to draw a parallel with other depictions of a concept that artists have been working with for many centuries, the mythological "three graces".

I stated - 'This photo aside'- meaning /not this/ pic or example. Just a little rant on 'artists' in general.

Please excuse the misplacement of the comment.

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1w12q312qw1 Contributing Member • Posts: 732
Re: Very well done

jammerbirdi_1 wrote:

Just truly humbled by the many appreciative comments and analysis. Thank you each and every one of you. Very much.

The headlight attracts my eye immediately and you can't see the middle girl's face and it looks like a typical Thomas Miller snapshot. But everyone else here LOVES it and sees the "art" so just disregard my misguided and totally amateur opinion.

Stan

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Re: Very well done
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Thanks for sharing. Loved the photo. And learned about the three graces. How cool is that?

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Re: Very well done
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jammerbirdi_1 wrote:

Just truly humbled by the many appreciative comments and analysis. Thank you each and every one of you. Very much.

Due to the nature of DPReview's forum threads, each time we return to one we get to see the OP, the first post that created the thread. Many of us that for whatever reason return to the thread many times find it annoying when that first post contains many photos that are seen over and over and over again. Yours only had one photo in it but it's one of a relatively small number of threads that I could happily return to time after time based only on the photo. But you added even more to it by titling it "Three Graces", making it even more memorable.

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What a rare catch. I'm also equally impressed with this shot. They look so good that I guess that there's a photo or video shoot going on there but the image doesn't tell that easily.  The post processing is also appropriate.

Equally impressive is your D3 for capturing this rare moment in the streets. Thanks for sharing.

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zodiacfml wrote:

What a rare catch. I'm also equally impressed with this shot. They look so good that I guess that there's a photo or video shoot going on there but the image doesn't tell that easily.

No, that's just West Los Angeles. Those beautiful girls you see in ads, movies, and videos have to live somewhere.

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mironv wrote:

Another delusional photog that dose not know what garce is.

Funny to read from France

Grace = graciousness

Garce = slut

Beware of spelling !

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Great shot. The image speaks for itself, no backstory needed.

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InTheMist wrote:

Great shot. The image speaks for itself, no backstory needed.

Absolutely, the feeling I get from this snapshot is "there's no there there", quite the poignant ambiance of a lonely cityscape. The composition is superb, there must have been a lot of thought put into it before the shutter button was pressed. I can read the thoughts of each of the 3 ladies clearly, pure Zen. To capture a contemporary "3 Graces" on a city street shows the mark of a true photographer. Stunning, genius, should be hanging in a museum in my honest opinion.

Stan

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Three Wise Monkeys
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The impromptu capture is sometimes the most cherished. This shot is brilliant on many levels. Like any good piece of art, it engages the viewer and provides a medium open to seemingly countless interpretations.

Viewing the photo today, I am reminded of the Three Wise Monkeys: "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."

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Re: Three Wise Monkeys
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reginalddwight wrote:

The impromptu capture is sometimes the most cherished. This shot is brilliant on many levels. Like any good piece of art, it engages the viewer and provides a medium open to seemingly countless interpretations.

Viewing the photo today, I am reminded of the Three Wise Monkeys: "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."

I agree, the elegant, feminine "vacuity" of the mental processes going on with the 3 Graces adds to the brilliance of this photo. It engages my mind to the countless interpretations you mention, running the gamut of pondering the mysteries of the universe to the blank, underbelly slate of the common LA streetwalker. And to think this was taken 5 years ago and is only now getting this exposure is truly remakable. A real hidden treasure, if you will, it would win any photo contest, hands-down. One thing about "art", you know it when you see it.

Stan

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Wow. Three young girls and not a single iPhone in sight.

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Re: Miron, do you know what the "three graces" are?
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Joseph S Wisniewski wrote:

mironv wrote:

If you see any garce in any of this posing girls than you must smoke some strong stuff.

He didn't say "grace", he said the "three graces." That's an element of Roman and Greek mythology that has more to do with three aspects of women, or three stages in their growth. The traditional depiction of the three graces, say Raphael or Rubens, is one of them connecting with the observer (like the girl on the left in the OP's picture), one indifferent (the girl on the right), and one aware but turning away or shielding their face (the girl in the center).

I think he nailed the concept.

What is a world comming too.

I don't know. You made quite a rude response to something that you didn't understand. You have done this many times. You really need to stop. If you see something you don't understand, don't attack. Instead, ask politely for more information, like "OK, I'm not getting it. How is this 'the three graces'?"

Grace on 3 girls seating on a biks waiting for something.

Yeah, and Raphael had his three graces holding apples. Go argue the merits of "holding something" and tell us how you outgun Raphael artistically. Ovenden had one of his three pulling another one's hair, three stages of maturity, much the same as Carnach did four centuries earlier.

You like to post some pictures don't put tilte on.

The title works for that image. I'm sorry you don't understand why it does, but for God's sake, don't be such a jerk about it.

Thanks for the education on Raphael's work as it relates to this photo, I didn't catch that and now I can appreciate the photo even more.

To OP, I'd like to see it in B&W if that's something you're considering.

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Re: Very well done

Pradipta Dutta wrote:

Looks like a still from a movie. Very natural, very casual and very compelling capture.

What is natural or casual about a still from a movie?

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