Votes and awards

PeterAS Avatar
PeterAS 7 145 1 England
18 Nov 2019 5:37PM
I am always surprised how many votes are given to photos of some else’s
I wonder how many I would get for a shot of the Mona Lisa , the Haywain or the sunflowers
clicknimagine Avatar
clicknimagine Plus
13 1.3k 105 India
18 Nov 2019 6:18PM
It is very sad that people always feel jealous for votes and awards in this site, ePHOTOzine is the friendliest community on the if you spend some time for the others they shall obviously spend some time for you and this is very natural and you can find everywhere you go on the net...there is no wrong...i vote for almost every images and place comments on a few images which i like and put my Award on those images which i think fit...
Tianshi_angie Avatar
18 Nov 2019 6:39PM

Quote:I am always surprised how many votes are given to photos of some(one) else’s

I don't know but I would guess that the award is given for the quality of the photograph not the art it portrays. It is quite easy to take a bad photo of someone else's artwork. And if one has a religion then most natural objects could be said to be 'someone else's art'.
PeterAS Avatar
PeterAS 7 145 1 England
19 Nov 2019 7:23AM
mmm interesting..
Never ever assume If I was jealous of votes I would not be on this site or contributing especially given the number I receive
Good point Tianshi even if the art has been created by "the laws of nature" like you say the quality of the photograph, the way it has been framed and portrayed are in my opinion worthy of votes
peterjones Avatar
peterjones 21 5.2k 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2019 10:54AM
Many Images we take are “somebody else’s art” either by Man or by Nature, what sets us apart as photographers is capture within a rectangle or square, rendering three dimensions to two and removing four senses to create a pleasing result, awarding points, awards and prizes seems in the main to be highly subjective, I enjoy the photographic process and if I receive some kind of award then that is a welcome bonus.
PeterAS Avatar
PeterAS 7 145 1 England
22 Nov 2019 12:03PM
Mr Jones..
I could not agree more. After all everything we see has been created by some other "force".
As you say it's all highly subjective
Thanks for commenting
mrswoolybill Avatar
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.6k 2635 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2019 12:16PM
Photographing art covers so many areas of activity. Photographing sculpture is a passion of mine, it's about the challenge of rendering three dimensions to two as peterjones says, also of creating something that is in your own style but an honest interpretation that is true to the original work.
Then street art - so often it's about context, relationship to surroundings.
Plus people's response to art, their interaction. It's amazing how passers-by will unconsciously mimic a sculpture in their body language. That's a subject in its own right.
So much of what we photograph is the creation of others. Architecture, fashion, most of our landscape come to that...
PeterAS Avatar
PeterAS 7 145 1 England
22 Nov 2019 12:44PM
I have somewhere a wonderful photo I took of my wife unintentionally copying a statue taken years ago..
However when it's just a picture of a picture with no "interpretation" whatsoever...……. I am not so sure
altitude50 Avatar
altitude50 19 23.9k United Kingdom
22 Nov 2019 5:53PM
I was at a club competition a few years ago, one of the photos was a straight on picture of a modern pub sign, nothing else, just the sign. It won.

The judges seemed to accept the entry without comment.


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