Why I was voted best photographer on RedBubble

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Nomen Nescio, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Nomen Nescio

    KelvinKaines Guest

    Feel better now? When you get back to your senses perhaps you'll learn a bit
    about what makes a good photo and a bad photo. Some people sing horribly off-key
    and are perfectly fine with that, just don't let them do it in public and expect
    to get praise for it after them telling everyone how good they are. Simon Cowell
    knows this painful experience all too well. You might like to notice that nobody
    mentioned the equipment used, just that is wasn't a photo worth glorifying, by
    any stretch of the imagination.
    KelvinKaines, Dec 6, 2008
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  2. Nomen Nescio

    Bill Boyce Guest

    Kelvin, your analogy with an off-key singer doesn't really work, does
    it? The nit-pick squad that gave "Nomen" a bad rap wasn't for lack of
    technique, like carrying a tune, but for his subject matter being
    "boring". His technique was fine: properly exposed, in focus,
    composition fine, etc.

    Like I said earlier, most photography is about emotion and not
    technique, given the ease of making technically perfect pictures with
    today's equipment. If the beach photo reminded you of where you proposed
    to your wife, you'd like it, hopefully, but if you were climbing on
    those rocks and slipped, turning your ankle, not so much. The group
    that praised Nomen's work were in the former group. Get over it.

    For those pseudo-elitists who claim to be "bored" with pix of beach
    scenes, sunsets,a bright red barn on a Wisconsin farm in early dewy,
    misty morning, cats, colorful flower or fruit markets in a plaza in
    Torino, a wizened face sipping from a pint in a pub in Dublin, a narrow
    meandering cobblestone alleyway in Barcelona, a cathedral interior
    anywhere, a worn brass doorknob on a sturdy English oak door in Bolton,
    a lone,bent, craggy tree on a windswept hill, a Norwegian sea captain
    with a red beard and salty cap, or any of the scores of other photo
    clinches that appeal to most people, I say wake up and smell the
    coffee, and quit pretending you're above all that "boring stuff" JPBill
    Bill Boyce, Dec 8, 2008
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