What a load of bullshit, Jerome. Stand on your head or turn the monitor upside down if you want it that way. That would be more dynamic.I like the high-key approach to the subject very much, but you could consider flipping the image for a more dynamic composition.
Tom,What a load of bullshit, Jerome.
It is very nice as it is indeed.What a load of bullshit, Jerome. Stand on your head or turn the monitor upside down if you want it that way. That would be more dynamic.
As a flower study, Wolfgang, its got all the ingredients it needs. Form, colour, space, lines and textures. Your approach with the high key feels very relaxing and contemplative. It'd make a greeting greeting card or center piece over my couch.
That's apoplexy, Chris and I have already had one too many occlusion for this life. Give me another one and I may have to haunt you.Wow, a morning of humor and passion and vision. It's a great photographic day!
Only it's raining and hailing and winding and miserabling (my word) here so it is an inside day of gloom and doom...sighhhhhhhhhhh
But hey, you guys keep sparring so I can at least glean something for having to be awake. I agree with everything said so far, on all three sides so I'm no help, Tom. Sorry.
I even gave thought to editing a work by all three of you to see which I could put into apolexy first, but realized the creulty of such an act.
Oh God, I need to go back to bed.
There is no need to get angry, I am just simply and honestly asking a question. You are assuming that I am dueling with you as to what a valid comment is. I am not. I would really like an example of what I should have written or what you would have written.Anything is valid as a comment, Jerome. Being valid as a comment doesn't make it less or more bullshit. The validity of the content of the comment comes from good solid grounding in workable principals, not from how you feel about it being flipped or how Asher might suggest about coming or going (which is the biggest heap of unscientific bullshit I have ever heard from him).
We talk a lot of bullshit here from time to time nd I'm certainly willing to contribute some good Old Aussie stuff. After all, we thrive on it. But when it comes to a decent contribution to a critique of a photo I guess I get tested just once too often.
If flipping a photo is all you can suggest, it's probably best if you don't say anything at all. That falls under the same jurisdiction as: it could be a bit sharper, cropping it on the left might help, try it in black and white, or the best of them all: I would have stood a little more to the left.
Wolfgang is a very accomplished photographer from what I can tell. He takes a lot of care in presenting stuff here. We can assume that what he places here is what he meant to do. From there we can reflect on the experience it gives us and how it might relate to other photos Wolfgang has posted or what his intentions might be for this one. Changing his photo to suit ourselves is not our job. Learning to accept what is presented and working from there is what a critic does. Who gives a toss whether you like it or not. That is irrelevant and quite distracting to the artist.
There is nothing wrong with telling someone you like it, by the way. I have my own ways of saying that, as you might notice. But can we just leave people's photos alone and take them for what they are unless they are ignorant imbeciles and still haven't figured out which end of a camera is which.
Now my blood pressure is up and I'll need to have a long walk to calm down. Any sympathy from the crowd?
Tom,as Asher writing in Red and big letters
Simply reminding folk of some of the rules of the place! Red Courier size 3 means I've got a shirt on and pants and I've climbed on my soap box. Still, got to be quick about it as I could get whacked by Murphy in his ute ready to knock me honest and humble!
Everyone has their own journey and each of us sees the other from the advantage of another angle. Even established artists can be so in to their intent, that they may not realize that they go it, "arse-backwards".
Shouldn't you be doing the housework or something?
Jerome,Yes, I will go away eventually. You will manage to make me leave.
....and the critical word is disagree, he's certain you and he will have more disagreements, but he'll never himself vanish. He's being Aussie and inflexing a self-depreciating stubborness, born of the history of that continent. But really, like a prickly cactus fruit that with stick it to you, he's really soft as a butter inside.Oh, and I never go away, regardless of how you will disagree with me - and I know you will.
Thanks be that we live in the land of the language free, Asher. I read in the Guardian newspaper yesterday of two cases where likening someone to another species was judged racially insulting. An English tourist in Wales got fined £150 calling security guards that failed to protect his property "sheep shaggers". In a nearby town, a Welsh maiden called her father's mistress an "English cow". Her fine was £50. Fun or what!He's being Aussie ... like a prickly cactus fruit.....
The chaps from New Zealand I've met are entirely different. That's what happens, (when you grow up speaking to millions of sheep and no wehre to escape to).