AusPhotographers Comp for June has been completed ...

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by VH-MR2, Jun 28, 2003.

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    Miro Guest

    I seem to recall that photography was never about winning. That was an idea
    invented by someone with too much time on their hands. Personally I dont
    recall ever seeing someone with great skill bother with a contest.

    For the same reason that some of the richest people are not on the rich
    list.
     
    Miro, Jun 29, 2003
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    ahennell Guest

    Walkley Awards? Many of Australia's best photographers enter each year. Are
    you telling us that those photographers have no 'great skill'?

    I know of several photographers, employed full time now, and all with great
    skill who were 'noticed' and them employed after winning awards in photographic
    competitions. Photographic shows & competitions are everywhere. Open your eyes,
    enter the real world, and see what's out there & what's going on.

    No Miro, I suspect the crux of your opposition to photography is not that
    you've never won anything in your life (don't worry, many of us haven't) but
    that you've yet to take a photograph worthy even of entry. Other than some
    average photo's of your garden, we've yet to see anything of yours. Others of
    us regularly put up our photos for viewing, knowing that they're not winning
    works but looking for feedback so we can learn & improve our hobby/work.

    You do have knowledge - I'll concede that. Most could be found by surfing the
    net or reading books tho, as I've never yet seen anything inspiring or truly
    original from you. Most of your rambling is just rehashed tips encased in a
    bitter response to anything & everything.

    [shrug] you live in your own delusions, but don't put down the rest of the
    world because of your own inadequacies. If we want to enter photo
    competitions, we will - and I encourage everyone to do so.

    Cheers,
    Andrew :eek:)
     
    ahennell, Jun 29, 2003
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    Andrew Mc Guest

    Take a look at the BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year at some stage. You'll be
    enlightened.
     
    Andrew Mc, Jun 29, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    All of my awards were gained in the production of professional products
    where I didnt get involved in making the entry. I was told afterwards when
    it was all over.

    Just because I think that being hypercompetitive is the fundamental problem
    of living in Sydney it doesnt mean I never won anything. But if given choice
    I would be happy to finish last in the rat race.

    You can have the awards if it makes your overpriced abode more affordable.
     
    Miro, Jun 29, 2003
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    ahennell Guest

    My abode isn't overpriced, nor do I live in Sydney.
     
    ahennell, Jun 29, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    More than likely. I do recall that Photography and Nature shooting are the
    top 2 hobbies in the world, what are the odds that everyone with great
    photos enters.
     
    Miro, Jun 30, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    If you wanted to you might want to rethink what the challenge is ?
     
    Miro, Jun 30, 2003
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    ahennell Guest

    affordable.

    And the challenge is? Clearly the first challenge is to understand what
    you actually mean!

    - Some drivel about a fundamental problem of living in Sydney
    (apparently competitions are the source of all Sydney's problems.
    So what's the solution Miro? Cease call competitions and Sydney will
    become a utopia?

    - you would be happy to finish last in the rat race.
    Well, why not - you're clearly behind us in the photography (and some
    would say evolutionary) race.

    - Some drivel about my "overpriced abode"
    I've answered that - it's no overpriced. It was extremely affordable,
    even without the bizaare notion that a competition will make it even
    more so.


    [shrug] wasted enough time on you this week, and it's only 9:45 on
    Monday morning :eek:)
     
    ahennell, Jun 30, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    [shrug] wasted enough time on you this week, and it's only 9:45 on
    It is no shame to finish last in your circle.
     
    Miro, Jun 30, 2003
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    Mr Biggus, Guest

    Sydney will become a utopia?
    Wouldnt matter what you did, Sydney would always be a shit hole.

    If Australia needed an Enema, Sydney is where you would insert the
    funnel
     
    Mr Biggus,, Jun 30, 2003
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    Rob Guest

    LOL. Couldn't agree more, and I live here.

    Rob
     
    Rob, Jun 30, 2003
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    Mr Biggus, Guest

    I lived in Shitney for 33yrs dude, and now live in Melbourne ... Ifyou
    think Melbourne is bad, dont even bother going near Sydney... Even Rob
    Agrees.
    Overpriced shithole......
     
    Mr Biggus,, Jun 30, 2003
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    Eric Hocking Guest

    Some are merely temporarily misplaced Australian photographers and
    aus.photo posters. I for one am participating in a reverse
    deportation experiment. Best of both worlds, able to attempt to vote
    out Howard, Bracks, Blair and the GG! Nothing achieved but at least I
    participate - much like the competition really.
     
    Eric Hocking, Jun 30, 2003
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    VH-MR2 Guest

    I agree .. lived there for many years before moving to this small country
    town .. actually was there yesterday and today .. still don't like it :mad:



    half an hours time, it'd be Adelaide.
     
    VH-MR2, Jul 1, 2003
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