Seeking feedback on online photo gallery of boat pictures

Discussion in 'Photography' started by woodenboatpictures, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. I have just put up a online gallery of wooden boat and sailbot photos,
    and would love your feedback about the quality of the photos, the
    prices, and the ease of use for ordering prints. Thank you for taking
    a moment to share your thoughts, concerns!
    http://woodenboatpictures.imagekind.com/
     
    woodenboatpictures, Apr 10, 2009
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    Ofnuts Guest

    At the risk of being blunt, IMHO, your over-saturated, over-contrasted
    pictures make the boats look like plastic bathtubs. Wooden boats are all
    about half-tones and textures.
     
    Ofnuts, Apr 10, 2009
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    tony cooper Guest

    I disagree. He's embodied a particular style in his processing that
    is more art than it is photographic representation. When that
    happens, all standard benchmarks for good photographs no longer count.
    You either like them as art or you don't.

    I think the treatment is interesting and pleasing. I wouldn't buy a
    print, but I like what he's done. If it was available, I'd follow a
    tutorial on how he did it.
     
    tony cooper, Apr 11, 2009
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    Morton Guest

    I find the images pleasing, in a sense, but without the drama and
    excitement that I associate with wooden sailing ships. Technically very
    nice, but not very emotional, if you can grasp what I mean.

    Morton Linder
     
    Morton, Apr 12, 2009
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    Ofnuts Guest

    The treatment has value, it reminds me of a fairly popular style of
    painting of the sixties. But it would equally apply to plastic or metal
    boats. Calling the site "woodenboatpictures" is quite misleading. It's a
    bit as if "blondepictures.com" only showed bald women...
     
    Ofnuts, Apr 13, 2009
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    tony cooper Guest

    When you start doing stuff other than making a photograph that
    replicates the scene exactly as it was, you get into the area of
    personal taste.

    I have never seen an HDR image that I like. Most of them remind me of
    those horrible Thomas Kincade paintings. I don't care for IR
    photography. They look like mistakes.

    That's not to say that either style is bad. It's just that I don't
    like them.
     
    tony cooper, Apr 14, 2009
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