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Xiaoli
Xiaoli  5661 forum posts South Africa14 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2009 - 9:40 PM

lol viva la difference! I feel the same way about most portraits as you do about rocks n trees. And please save me from baby photos!

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strokebloke
17 Mar 2009 - 10:07 PM

I'm completely new to submitting images and them being subject to critique. And until recently, I thought that I was willing to read critique and receive modification. Until recently, whatever I've submitted has been recognised for what it is. A reasonable [even if fairly puerile] attempt, by someone with very little experience and even less artistic perception, attempting to do his best with a camera [& the technical aspects of photography] which he's learning to become familiar with. To many, my submissions may appear to be 'pretty rubbish' or even just 'rubbish' & not pretty at all Smile But until recently, they've always been treat with considerate respect for my attempt to improve. To submit. To learn. Until recently, I have considered critique and modification to be constructive and valued & have often identified it as such and appreciated it. And that has always counted a lot to me. For those of you who do the critique, with a regard and respect for the submittor, please continue - with honesty. Because those of you who do that, do so for the benefit of the person who has submitted their work, rather than for purely what you would like to see in a submitted image. I for one [I'm sure amongst countless others] value your perception, comment and well thought out advice.

Jack

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225716 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2009 - 10:13 PM

Many of the revered shots by the Masters are, in retrospect, record shots of the times and prevalent sociology.

It's just that they happened to do it rather well.
jas

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 63723 forum postsNick_w vcard England98 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2009 - 11:16 PM

I much prefer honest comments.. its how we all learn, at the time we might not always accept them but so long as they are given in a constructive matter I dont mind in the slightest.

I gave an honest comment the other day about an over cooked HDR image, - and i dont mind HDR 50% of my PF has a HDR and/or tonemapped element - the response back was quite brutal.... i'm thick skinned so it bothers me not one jot(ok some may leave off the skinned) but seriously its such responses that lead people to leave "nice shot" comments.

Whether we admit it or not votes are a nice thumbs up - some may get this by endless reciprical voting - but does it make it a better image?

How many votes on EPZ would Annie Librowicz, Bob Cappa, Robert CarlosClarke (especially the still lifes - not the obvious) or Ansel Adams get?

Last Modified By Nick_w at 17 Mar 2009 - 11:20 PM
MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 81059 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2009 - 8:38 AM

In the light of the above, what's happened to the 'Pro Critque option' it seems to have disappeared (not that on the one occasion I asked for it I got it)

lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1013935 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2009 - 8:47 AM

It's still there - you are only allowed to use it once a month though.

MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 81059 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2009 - 8:50 AM

It's well over a month since I used it but the option is not there when I upload

lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1013935 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2009 - 9:07 AM

Not exactly "well over a month" - more like 5 days if my maths is correct.

MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 81059 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2009 - 9:15 AM

I am surprised as you, I don't remember asking for it on this shot. Must have had a senior moment, apologies

lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1013935 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2009 - 9:33 AM

No worries - maybe the screen could be changed so that it says something like "Pro critique is not available as you last requested it on the xx/xx/xx"

MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 81059 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2009 - 9:58 AM

Not a bad idea, I'll leave that one with you

Chriscj
Chriscj  896 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2009 - 9:59 AM


Quote: Quote:if it's another picture of Southwold-bl**dy-Pier i just booked 4 days in a Southwold seafront b&b, im going to feel ever so guilty now if i get up and want to take a sunrise,
Phil

I wouldn't worry about it Phil, just do what pleases you. Give me a shout when your around and we can double up the amount of shots loaded. Smile


Chris

NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61581 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom572 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2009 - 10:22 AM

Just might do that Chris, im down there 18th May for 4 nights so 19th will be the first morning that i will be about ,weather permitting .
i am there with family, but ill be on my own at Dawn on the beach, it would be nice to meet you for an hour if you are in the locality.
Phil

mdpontin
mdpontin  96016 forum posts Scotland
18 Mar 2009 - 10:23 AM

I'm beginning to develop a sense of horrified fascination for the fabled 'Auntie Mabel'. So far, I've noted the following:


Quote: On balance I prefer the picture of 'Aunt Mabel'.
Remembered fondly, slightly out of focus.


Quote: A picture of Auntie Mabel usually does, by and large.


Quote: ...there are similarities between a rock / tree and Auntie Mabel

So to sum up, Auntie Mabel is large, slightly out of focus (it's her age, you know), and bears some resemblance to a rock or a tree...

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225716 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2009 - 10:58 AM


Quote: It's still there - you are only allowed to use it once a month though

Is that why some members regularly exhibit symptoms similar to PMT? Wink
jas

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