Discussion on Fortnightly Competition # 38 Genus Loci


Jo

Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 22:29
Any discussions on this fortnight's competition Genus Loci, 'spirit of place'. I hope that the brief is clear to those for whom Latin is not first language, let alone English

Jo
Last Edited by Jo on 17/03/2010 - 22:32

mikew

Link Posted 18/03/2010 - 07:19
A good and open topic IMO. I think Jo can expect a large entry (tee hee says the guy who came second).

Mike
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thoughton

Link Posted 18/03/2010 - 08:10
Wow Jo,what an open topic! Talk about jumping in the deep end Off to put on my thinking cap!
Tim
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pgweber

Link Posted 18/03/2010 - 08:14
Gasps....

You should be on a yellow card, Mike.

Peter
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womble

Link Posted 18/03/2010 - 12:26
The genus loci was originally the protective spirit of a place. The phrase is now used to mean that special something that makes somewhere unique and epitomises it. I think, therefore, Jo is after images that show something about the character of a place and is part of its essence, e.g., an image which epitomises New York or the Welsh mountains.

K.
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thoughton

Link Posted 18/03/2010 - 12:31
I suppose it would usually be something large and significant? i.e. is there likely to be a genus loci for, say, my house?
Tim
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womble

Link Posted 18/03/2010 - 12:57
In the Roman world there was a genus loci for almost everything, including people's homes.

How you interpret the brief is up to you. (copping out here )
Kris Lockyear
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thoughton

Link Posted 18/03/2010 - 13:06
Trust you to bring the Romans into it!

Okay, I will try and find smoething larger and more significant than my palatial 3 bed semi
Tim
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Hyram

Link Posted 18/03/2010 - 13:09
cardiff_gareth wrote:
This sounds tricky

This could be a last minute entry so I can see what everyone does

Something like a b & w photograph of Dartmoor Prison on a damp foggy day could meet the brief
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TOZZA27

Link Posted 18/03/2010 - 13:46
What did the Romans ever do for us - sic ?

Now where`s that Locus locator ??

Tony
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I am now on Flickr which is nice !

thoughton

Link Posted 18/03/2010 - 15:24
Did someone mention Star Trek?
Tim
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Jo

Link Posted 18/03/2010 - 17:48
It's an open topic - but I don't think it's a necessarily easy one, as the unique atmosphere has to leap (or seep) out of the image - the place will of course mean something/a lot to the photographer, whereas I may well not have been there and therefore the photo will need to inform me about that place.

Doesn't have to be pretty, I don't mind gritty (there's a good ditty). The effect should be inherent in the photo, not just created by PP (she says, but we'll see what happens!)

Basically it'll be the shot I wish I'd taken (sorry to paraphrase Tony).

I was in shock last night and had no manners - thanks to Tony for the excellent comments, and to all the other entrants who were far more deserving (altho' it did cost £3 to get the coat cleaned after crawling around on ground, so I did put in an effort)

Jo

TOZZA27

Link Posted 18/03/2010 - 18:02
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH.....................I just LOVE being paraphrased.

You won , dear lady , cos your shot was judged the best - I , as a virgin winner ( can I say that ?? ) was just as g*bsmacked the fortnight before and it really is a lovely feeling.

I`m off to cogitate my entry now ( no Father Ted - not the entry behind the house !! )

Laters

Tony
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I am now on Flickr which is nice !

i-Berg

Link Posted 19/03/2010 - 06:39
cardiff_gareth wrote:
[quote:3496ace15f="thoughton"]

Trust you to bring the Romans into it!

Romans ! Where's the people from of Judaea when you need them

Ok, but i'm going as Brian and so's my wife

"Centuwion! Why do they titter so?"
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i-Berg

Link Posted 19/03/2010 - 08:17
cardiff_gareth wrote:
I've decented this thread into a Monty Python thread now


http://www.pbase.com/iberg
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