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The Price of being Unfaithful


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The Price of being Unfaithful

3 Aug 2015 7:36PM   Views : 665 Unique : 411

Last week I paid the ultimate price for infidelity.

Some of you will remember that I was a regular user of ePHOTOzine until about 18 months ago. I wrote a blog on here and commented on lots of images on here. I made quite a few friends on here that I lost by not continuing to contribute to the site. But I let it all go.

Instead I was drawn by the attraction of the greater number and range of contributors to another site ( 500px.com) I have to say it did seem to better for a while. I started to go deeper down a path that I had already started on when a member on here - digital abstract art images.

I went on 500px one day to check on how many people had been looking at my images, but I had a massive shock. Instead of going to my profile page, it went to a page that said "No access. This member has been BANNED."

What on earth had I done ? I hadn't loaded up any porn. I hadn't tried to incite terrorism. I wasn't posting paedophile images. So just what had I done. I sent a message trying to find out, but it was not answered. Eventually I pretended to be a photo buyer and went on to the shop page, where someone came on line to help me within seconds. This person then explained that I had been reported because I had uploaded "non photographic material".
This meant nothing to me so I asked what exactly it was that had been reported, and it was an image I created in Photoshop. It wasn't a photograph. I explained that if digitally created images were to be banned then around 1/3 of all their members should all be banned - all the fractal images, the steam punk art, the video game fantasy images, the manga, etc, etc. He agreed and said they would be if someone reported them.

This was the "abusive" image that was reported :-


What do you think ? Is this so bad ? Would anyone else ( camera club judges excepted ) feel abused by this ?

So here I am back. Humbler and regretful. I feel I should be begging to be accepted back on here. It was a terrible loss of sanity that I promise will not happen again. I am divorced from the other party totally.


Tags: Digital art Loyalty ADULTERY UNFAITHFUL


Pete Avatar
Pete 22 18.8k 97 England
3 Aug 2015 8:56PM
welcome back Smile
davidburleson Avatar
davidburleson 16 3.0k 3 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2015 9:13AM
Wow, banned for digital art. That's a new one on me. It's a very good point you make that surely if your account is banned for a digital art work, what about all the others which are likely to be mostly digital/photoshop work?

I'm sure I speak for many and say we are glad you are back and we are all looking forward to your uploads.
SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
4 Aug 2015 9:36AM
500px are a bit up themselves, aren't they?! This is a beautiful creation.
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mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.7k 2635 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2015 11:35AM
It's an interesting story... I don't know the site in question. I'm guessing that if they specify 'photographic images only' their moderators will have a tough life. I might hunt out their Ts & Cs some time out of nosiness...
Meanwhile I do prefer this to the image you posted in the Critique Gallery. The cut-off corners, particularly at the bottom, seem to serve a purpose here, there's a sense of life slip-sliding away. Plus that hint of blue is very enigmatic.
TanyaH Avatar
TanyaH Plus
20 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2015 1:27PM
If you can create stuff like that in Photoshop, then I think I'd forgive you anything Grin

Who gives a monkey's if it's digitally manipulated and not a 'pure' photographic image? At least you're up-front and honest about it - many people do a heck of a lot of digital manipulation on their images and don't 'fess up to that fact.

So, although I don't think I knew you before your 'virtual divorce' ... I'd say it's nice to have you back Smile
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pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2305 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2015 7:37PM
I like your work, Peter.
You present the viewer with strong overlapping shapes and patterns, creatively put together. I especially like the way you use gradients, and several tones of the same colour.

JackAllTog Avatar
JackAllTog Plus
14 6.4k 58 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2015 8:09AM
Welcome back, family is always welcome even if they stray.

Really does sound dumb doesn't it, instead they should just have a digital creations category and bounce the image there.
EddieAC Avatar
EddieAC 18 3.8k 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2015 10:21PM
If someone can be banned for creating an image from a blank canvas then Picasso should be history!!! Wink

I wonder how long it would be before they changed their policy if someone actually went through their gallery reporting all the other images!!

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