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11/19/2013 05:26:50 PM · #26
Originally posted by bvy:

Originally posted by Garry:

Yet they moved you on some visceral/emotional/sub-conscious level. No?

I'd say being moved and being walloped are quite different things. But I'll let Don answer for himself.


For you, perhaps. But if an image succeeds in moving me on a tangible and visceral level, then it has succeeded top in wowing ME.

Like everything in life, we are all affected differently by what we experience.

Message edited by author 2013-11-19 17:28:03.
11/19/2013 05:36:41 PM · #27
Originally posted by Garry:

Originally posted by bvy:

Originally posted by Garry:

Yet they moved you on some visceral/emotional/sub-conscious level. No?

I'd say being moved and being walloped are quite different things. But I'll let Don answer for himself.


For you, perhaps. But if an image succeeds in moving me on a tangible and visceral level, then it has succeeded top in wowing ME.

Like everything in life, we are all affected differently by what we experience.

I think you've missed ubique's point entirely.
11/19/2013 06:17:07 PM · #28
like all strip and no tease.
11/19/2013 07:19:34 PM · #29
Originally posted by bvy:

Originally posted by Garry:

Originally posted by bvy:

Originally posted by Garry:

Yet they moved you on some visceral/emotional/sub-conscious level. No?

I'd say being moved and being walloped are quite different things. But I'll let Don answer for himself.


For you, perhaps. But if an image succeeds in moving me on a tangible and visceral level, then it has succeeded top in wowing ME.

Like everything in life, we are all affected differently by what we experience.

I think you've missed ubique's point entirely.


Have I? What exactly was Ubique's point? Are you privy to more insight than his 6 word statement?

Message edited by author 2013-11-19 19:28:32.
11/19/2013 08:11:19 PM · #30
Originally posted by Garry:

Originally posted by bvy:

Originally posted by Garry:

Originally posted by bvy:

Originally posted by Garry:

Yet they moved you on some visceral/emotional/sub-conscious level. No?

I'd say being moved and being walloped are quite different things. But I'll let Don answer for himself.


For you, perhaps. But if an image succeeds in moving me on a tangible and visceral level, then it has succeeded top in wowing ME.

Like everything in life, we are all affected differently by what we experience.

I think you've missed ubique's point entirely.


Have I? What exactly was Ubique's point? Are you privy to more insight than his 6 word statement?

The point was obviously to make a brief, highly-charged position statement on an unquestionably subjective topic and then sit back and watch the ensuing drama. He's probably out of popcorn by now.
11/19/2013 08:30:43 PM · #31
Originally posted by tanguera:

In reality, "wow" is just a synonym for whatever makes each of us stop and appreciate/inspect/explore/etc. an image.

Don, you are so poetic!


You'd be surprised how much of reality is based on word choice.

For example, look at Cory's comments in negative space. He was judging the wow of each image because that was part of the description. Wow is a specific word. It doesn't mean whatever you want it to mean.
11/19/2013 08:55:59 PM · #32
Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by tanguera:

In reality, "wow" is just a synonym for whatever makes each of us stop and appreciate/inspect/explore/etc. an image.

Don, you are so poetic!


You'd be surprised how much of reality is based on word choice.

For example, look at Cory's comments in negative space. He was judging the wow of each image because that was part of the description. Wow is a specific word. It doesn't mean whatever you want it to mean.

The thread has gone off the rails, though, as it's not the definition of wow that was called into question, or what wow is to one person or another, but rather "wow factor," which can probably be agreed upon to be bam-in-your-face-this-processing-goes-to-11-Michael-Bay-does-Photoshop stuff.

Regardless, I am extremely discouraged to find out this thread is about photography and not an announcement of a hot new Michael-Bay-produced reality show on Netflix.
11/19/2013 08:57:36 PM · #33
Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by tanguera:

In reality, "wow" is just a synonym for whatever makes each of us stop and appreciate/inspect/explore/etc. an image.

Don, you are so poetic!


You'd be surprised how much of reality is based on word choice.

For example, look at Cory's comments in negative space. He was judging the wow of each image because that was part of the description. Wow is a specific word. It doesn't mean whatever you want it to mean.
,

"Wow" is excitement, surprise, astonishment, pleasure or admiration. We're all excited or surprised or astonished or admire by different things. Different things please us.

Message edited by author 2013-11-19 20:58:46.
11/19/2013 09:00:27 PM · #34
Originally posted by Garry:

Originally posted by bvy:

Originally posted by Garry:

Originally posted by bvy:

Originally posted by Garry:

Yet they moved you on some visceral/emotional/sub-conscious level. No?

I'd say being moved and being walloped are quite different things. But I'll let Don answer for himself.


For you, perhaps. But if an image succeeds in moving me on a tangible and visceral level, then it has succeeded top in wowing ME.

Like everything in life, we are all affected differently by what we experience.

I think you've missed ubique's point entirely.


Have I? What exactly was Ubique's point? Are you privy to more insight than his 6 word statement?

He's talking about the Wow Factor. You're talking about being moved by photography. I don't think he's suggesting that photography's ability to move someone "on a tangible and visceral level" is what's strangling it. He may have been terse here, but he's written dissertations on the topic in the past.
11/19/2013 09:03:55 PM · #35
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

He's probably out of popcorn by now.

We need a visual for that, please...
11/19/2013 09:16:36 PM · #36
Originally posted by bvy:

Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

He's probably out of popcorn by now.

We need a visual for that, please...

It's happened to me before.

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11/19/2013 09:18:00 PM · #37
Originally posted by posthumous:

Wow is a specific word. It doesn't mean whatever you want it to mean.

Like "art"?
11/19/2013 09:18:47 PM · #38
Not many of us can start a forum with 6 words and generate this level of interest. Glad he's back!
11/19/2013 09:22:57 PM · #39
Originally posted by insteps:

Not many of us can start a forum with 6 words and generate this level of interest. Glad he's back!

I miss Slippy. :P
11/19/2013 09:44:46 PM · #40
Was Slippy banned for life? Or is it a self-imposed exile?
11/19/2013 09:50:29 PM · #41
Originally posted by Melethia:

Was Slippy banned for life? Or is it a self-imposed exile?


Both
11/19/2013 10:01:08 PM · #42
Originally posted by bhuge:

Originally posted by Melethia:

Was Slippy banned for life? Or is it a self-imposed exile?


Both

No, only the latter ...
11/19/2013 10:09:56 PM · #43
Originally posted by Ann:

I've been thinking about this all day...


That is really funny because I have been thinking about this all day...

Message edited by author 2013-11-19 22:10:12.
11/19/2013 10:52:34 PM · #44
Originally posted by bvy:

Originally posted by Garry:

Originally posted by bvy:


I think you've missed ubique's point entirely.


Have I? What exactly was Ubique's point? Are you privy to more insight than his 6 word statement?

He's talking about the Wow Factor. You're talking about being moved by photography. I don't think he's suggesting that photography's ability to move someone "on a tangible and visceral level" is what's strangling it. He may have been terse here, but he's written dissertations on the topic in the past.


I was terse because I tend towards saying too much.

Wow means unequivocal. Unequivocal is not interesting. It's just a cheap stunt, for the momentary amusement of the gullible and the incurious. It's a rim shot on a snare drum, signifying nothing. It's a BJ versus being in love.

Message edited by author 2013-11-19 23:25:13.
11/19/2013 11:13:58 PM · #45
I must apologize to everyone here. I am apparently the cause of photography being strangled. I have a current entry with two comments that just say "wow". I will do my best to remove my stranglehold on photography.
11/19/2013 11:56:25 PM · #46
Originally posted by bhuge:

I must apologize to everyone here. I am apparently the cause of photography being strangled. I have a current entry with two comments that just say "wow". I will do my best to remove my stranglehold on photography.


See? Problem solved.
11/19/2013 11:59:23 PM · #47
Originally posted by tanguera:

Originally posted by bhuge:

I must apologize to everyone here. I am apparently the cause of photography being strangled. I have a current entry with two comments that just say "wow". I will do my best to remove my stranglehold on photography.


See? Problem solved.

Priceless! :-)

But I have to admit I plan on entering a complete, no holds barred "WOW" shot later this month. Really. You'll see..... I gotta do it at least once, right?
11/20/2013 01:18:31 AM · #48
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by bhuge:

Originally posted by Melethia:

Was Slippy banned for life? Or is it a self-imposed exile?


Both

No, only the latter ...

Suicide by cop. ;-)
11/20/2013 01:23:53 AM · #49
Originally posted by Melethia:

Originally posted by tanguera:

Originally posted by bhuge:

I must apologize to everyone here. I am apparently the cause of photography being strangled. I have a current entry with two comments that just say "wow". I will do my best to remove my stranglehold on photography.


See? Problem solved.

Priceless! :-)

But I have to admit I plan on entering a complete, no holds barred "WOW" shot later this month. Really. You'll see..... I gotta do it at least once, right?

Well from what I learned in this thread, I assume it will be a photo of a BJ by Loni Anderson, so... bring it!
...what? Someone has to replace Slippy. :P
11/20/2013 06:52:55 AM · #50
There is a difference between a short fast plastic Wow and a long satisfying platinum Wow, one takes but a breath to appreciate and digest, the other takes time to appreciate and it's never completely digested.
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