Photographic Clichés: Post Yours Here!

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  1. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Welcome to the Cliché Celebration Thread. So you shot a subject that's about as novel as a Newton, but gosh darnit, you like it. Bring it on! Here's your chance to revel in the realm of the 'already done'.

    In response to a tangent that developed in the Irrational dislikes thread, I thought it would be fun to trot out our photographic clichés and let them shine. So dig up your best insect on a flower, lone tree in a big field, or self portrait in a mirror...if you're stuck for good clichés, you might consult the list I compiled here: link. But there are many more, so don't stop with those!

    Maybe we'll be able to see why these subjects continue to attract photographers year after year; maybe we'll see just how endless the variations can be on a given theme; maybe we'll just get them all out of our collective system and be spurred on to new, creative heights...or maybe we'll just enjoy poking some fun at ourselves. ;)

    My own portfolio certainly has its share of old chestnuts. Here are a few to kick off the thread:

    Doorway of an old building:

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    Homeless person sleeping on a bench:

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    Mountains with only the peaks illuminated:

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    Come on, we've all made our own trips down the roads most traveled, so let's see the results!
     
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    I've never taken a photo like that one before ^^^^ I think you're on to something there :p
     
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    [quote="Doylem, post: 11641173"]Hay bales in a field...

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    The irony Doylem is that I actually like this image :)


    Shot taken with the camera on the ground just because this "radical" perspective might look cool and artsy:
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    The obligatory shot in the subways of New York City:
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    Finally two shots of New York City random old person/homeless person (the last one is even in B&W to add more to the cliché, but in my defense it was actually taken years ago with an N90s using that funky Ilford "B&W" film that could be processed in a color lab):
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  6. Phrasikleia thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yup, posting that chart in a forum has definitely become a photographic cliche. :p
     
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    There it is again, not even straight, the people, the buildings, the bride, those people are going to get hurt, there's already a man down and he's trying to pass it off as if he's fixing something :p Reminds me of the saying in Mallrats "that kids riding the escalator again, he's going to get hurt" too funny…
     
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    Me? I don't have any of those...:)

    <insert state> postcard photos

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    Old rusty vehicle photos.

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    Dale
     
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