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Message 9810 - Posted: 19 Jul 2004, 15:18:10 UTC

I know this forum isn't really meant for this, and that people don't take to kindly to random off-topic posts and such, but it's possible there might be someone here who could help me out with this problem.

I'm taking a black and white photography class and our assignments for our final portfolio are like/dislike (one of each), lights and shadows (2 total), blue (2 total), and shape composition (two total).

The problem is that noone in the class really knows what "blue" is and when we ask the teacher what it is he always gives us an ambiguous response and said that we should look it up [in the dictionary]. I did and emailed him asking him about it because it essentially said blue could mean just about anything except red. He emailed me back saying "if it is blue to you you might be right."

Now if this were color photography it would be easier. It could also be referring largely to the color of the sky since skies don't do very well without a yellow, orange, or even red filter. But filter's aren't required for the class so I'm not sure if that is what he means or if he is more after a particular feeling.

Any help would be appreciated. I'm a bit in a jam trying to figure out what it is he wants.

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Message 9821 - Posted: 19 Jul 2004, 15:36:35 UTC - in response to Message 9810.

sounds like a zinger thrown in to asess creativity...
I go with mood...
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Message 9842 - Posted: 19 Jul 2004, 16:04:27 UTC - in response to Message 9821.

Drat.. That's not good for an engineering student... ;)

> sounds like a zinger thrown in to asess creativity...
> I go with mood...
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Message 9845 - Posted: 19 Jul 2004, 16:07:47 UTC - in response to Message 9842.
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Message 9860 - Posted: 19 Jul 2004, 16:34:22 UTC - in response to Message 9845.

No on both counts. I have plenty of workunits for a while, but I haven't been able to download any more for some time. As far as "the blue laws" go, I just did a tiny bit of looking and some writings of some guy (Peters I believe?) where he discussed some made-up oppressive "blue laws." Is that to what you are refering? If so, tell me more, and if not, please enlighten me. :)

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> > Drat.. That's not good for an engineering student... ;)
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> > > I go with mood...
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> Have you never heard of 'the blue laws' young man?
> Besides, is anyone getting any, work units I mean?
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Message 9948 - Posted: 19 Jul 2004, 19:01:53 UTC
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As another possibility, B&W photots which are treated with AuCl (Gold Cloride) will have a slightly blue cast to them, especially if kept in the solution too long. It is used infrequently to treat well washed prints to make them last for a millinum if kept under the proper conditions. Lots of old photos turn yellow with age which is caused by slight traces of hypo still not throughtly rinsed out of the print paper. Gold Chloride will counter act this process and really fix the print; however it is expensive and you wouldn't want to drink it (unless you want to commit slow suicide by kidney necrocsis))

Enjoy!

P.S. The other possibility, as previously eluded to, is that your instructor is trying to have his students enlarge his porno collection.


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Message 9983 - Posted: 19 Jul 2004, 19:56:34 UTC - in response to Message 9948.

Well I know that one isn't it. Our print developing is pretty basic. And since we aren't using fiber paper we aren't using hypo on the the prints. That again, is for the next photo course. But that is pretty cool to know and keep in mind for future reference. I'm not really into drinking photo chemicals so not to worry, no kidney necrocsis for me!

As for the porno collection, I did a little more looking and I think the blue laws reference wasn't so much to porno as it was just moral laws in general. ;) The use of blue to refer to explicit material though wasn't one I realized until I looked it up with the lookup utility Word2003. Microsoft for some reason seems to always be quite willing to use word to point out sexual references. If you typed "zzzz" into one of the Word's, I dont remember which (95 or 97/8 maybe?), the spellchecker would say it was spelled wrong and one of the words it suggested was "sex." That was changed in the next version. :)

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> As another possibility, B&W photots which are treated with AuCl (Gold
> Cloride) will have a slightly blue cast to them, especially if kept in the
> solution too long. It is used infrequently to treat well washed prints to
> make them last for a millinum if kept under the proper conditions. Lots of
> old photos turn yellow with age which is caused by slight traces of hypo still
> not throughtly rinsed out of the print paper. Gold Chloride will counter act
> this process and really fix the print; however it is expensive and you
> wouldn't want to drink it (unless you want to commit slow suicide by kidney
> necrocsis))
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> Enjoy!
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> P.S. The other possibility, as previously eluded to, is that your instructor
> is trying to have his students enlarge his porno collection.
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Message 10244 - Posted: 20 Jul 2004, 9:23:56 UTC - in response to Message 9810.

Muahhahah.. a scientist taking an art class!

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