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Pete > Pete Blog > freedom
27/06/2012 - 12:38 PM



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this picture signifies freedom...freedom from technical perfection and freedom for the subject as though the couple are free from the dark or city life.

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I wouldn't post stuff like this in the gallery as it would be overlooked by all those who strive for technical perfection, but out of all the photos I took on a recent trip to Skye this one stands out in my Lightroom Library.

So I thought I'd share it...and ask the question..."How important is technical perfection to you?"

Incidentally it was taken on the iPhone - and adds another layer of freedom. Freedom from camera kit! I'm embarrassed to say - we drove from Elgol to this location - the Old Man of Storr (about an hour or so away)
And when I'd put my walking boots on I reached for the camera bag only to find I'd not packed it! I have no idea how I forgot, but it was waiting for me back at the cottage. Fortunately the weather was average for such a stunning location.

Tags: Freedom, Old man of storr, Skye

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katieb
katieb e2 Member 10255 forum postskatieb vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 1:31 PM

There is room for both forms of photography, just like a painting you have the technically perfect ranging through to the totally abstract all of which are accepted. For me I like all sorts of photography whether it be technically perfect or verging on the more abstract, if it evokes an emotion in me, draws me in, tells a story and is pleasing to my eye then I will give it a second look. I like to dabble in both, I especially like the compositions of the more abstract in the 6x6 crop. I'm saving for a 6x6 medium format film camera so I can play with b&w film.
You should have put the image in the gallery Pete, there are others like me who enjoy this kind of image- as forgetting your camera esp on the Isle of Skye - what a numpkin!- I would have been so cross with myself.
I forgot my tripod once when I had got up rather early one morning for a dawn shoot - too dark for hand held - and it was great morning, I was so pissed off.

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318432 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 1:40 PM


Quote: what a numpkin!

Yes I know...lol... I've forgotten spare batteries, memory cards, even to load film in the past, but never the whole camera kit!!!!

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84253 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 1:47 PM

Art is such a personal medium (as 'katieb' says, you should put this image up in the Gallery), some will love it and others loathe it. I keep nagging the juniors and telling them "If you like it, then it's perfect!". Smile

I would much rather see an image like this up in a museum, because of it's artistic merits, then look at a pile of bricks or an unmade bed which always strikes me as someone taking the Mickey!! I know recently there has been an exhibition of plain white canvases - how is that art!!

To begin with I wasn't sure about your image, but the more I look at it, the more I like it! Smile

JJGEE
JJGEE  96214 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 5:35 PM

Surely, if that was the effect you wanted then it is technically perfect ?

reaper4252
27 Jun 2012 - 8:01 PM

The adage 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' comes to mind
And as photography is such a highly personal thing I think it sums it up quite adequately
And at the end of the day as long as YOU are happy with what YOU have produced surely then that is all that matters

As to leaving your kit behind, what a disaster. But you overcame it with a great shot like this, but would you have got this with your camera???
As you say I too have left all manner of equipment behind, even forgetting to pack film years ago, but can't remember having not packed at least a camera and lens. When we pack the car now for holiday's my camera bag(s) and laptop are usually first in the car! !

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314900 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 10:10 PM


Quote: I wouldn't post stuff like this in the gallery as it would be overlooked by all those who strive for technical perfection

I think your making a mistake by not posting Pete.

Photography is bit like writing, or writing poetry you add your own edge, and leave the rest to those that read it.

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 27 Jun 2012 - 10:11 PM
AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 12:43 AM


Quote: I wouldn't post stuff like this in the gallery as it would be overlooked by all those who strive for technical perfection

I think your making a mistake by not posting Pete.

Photography is bit like writing, or writing poetry you add your own edge, and leave the rest to those that read it.

Amen.

Technical perfection is becoming less and less important to me as I revert to seeing things the way I did when I was painting - something like this speaks a lot more to me than a perceived "perfect" image. This one leaves me with a visual impression that will stay with me.

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