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Thread: We live in a crazy world

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    We live in a crazy world

    I have always been wondering if the world is becoming more and more crazy, but today, I got verification. No need to wonder any more, it's official.

    Someone paid $4,338,500 to buy the photograph shown below:


    Andreas Gursky, Rhein II
    If you want to read more about this, follow this link:

    The Online Photographer

    My only question is why isn't anybody interested in buying that bridge I am selling?
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    Well I found a version of it online, at 1372768 pixels, which is border line for a post-card sized print, but for the price, I'm happy!
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
    M. Setter

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    If you ever find out who bought the picture tell them I have the other 1/3 of the image for a bargain price of $2,155,830.

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    Nevermind, some guy went to the exact same spot, and took the same picture:

    http://img.fotowelt.chip.de/imgserve...863A7E4746.jpg

    That's around 18 Mpixels. The grass could use a lawnmower, but other than that..!?
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
    M. Setter

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    Though I am not a fine art expert it is my opinion that photograph is boring as all get out.

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    what's next.....pix of house cats? Well.....I reckon if you don't ask, you don't get.
    Beauty is skin deep but ugly goes right to the bone.

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    Apparently someone has way too much $$$ on their hands and no life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter
    Though I am not a fine art expert it is my opinion that photograph is boring as all get out.
    Your stuff is much better. Maybe you ought to be raising your prices.

    Now of course the Gursky is 6'x12', so it's only about $161,000 a square foot.
    adapt, improvise, overcome
    "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.", Carl Sagan
    "One should shoot as quickly as one can -- but no quicker.", Jeff Cooper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank
    Now of course the Gursky is 6'x12', so it's only about $161,000 a square foot.
    Mmm, how much do apartments around NYC's Times Square go for these days?
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
    M. Setter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank
    Your stuff is much better. Maybe you ought to be raising your prices.
    Thank you Frank, that means a lot coming from a man with your taste (even though you did buy a Mercedes Benz).

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