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11/24/2003 01:03:00 PM · #26
Chris Stein (of the band, Blondie) once said:
"To make something self indulgent and exclusive is easy. To produce creative, eclectic work of integrity that appeals to the masses is an underrated, much derided talent."
11/24/2003 01:03:28 PM · #27
I think we should just make a deal with the company that makes his favorite drink...

Make them bring to his house a truckful of his favorite Booze, wich would make him too drunk to shoot;)
11/24/2003 01:34:38 PM · #28
Originally posted by kiwiness:

...I am so amazed at the quality of pics that end up way down the field. This to me is probably the true meaning to the title of this thread.


That's exactly the point. Just remember Nasti's Grace entry. Brilliant composition, technically excellent, met the challenge well, and only somewthat 58th place. Shame you are all still busy with only rice puddings and alcohol stuff, while ignoring such important viewpoints. (Don't misunderstand me, fun stuff like that is important part of our lives, too, but as I always say the way of seeing is the way of not seeing.)

Jon Lucas, you have also right. :-)

And, oh yeah, Kiwi's doing his very best to entertain you, but actually it's YOU who vote those high points for him. :-))) Anyway, is it a problem that he is trying to meet your taste?

...

Okay, I see you prefer the pudding war. :-)

Message edited by author 2003-11-24 14:15:22.
11/24/2003 03:21:19 PM · #29
Originally posted by ScottK:

@Gordon: So who's to blame? The community for showing a preference for a style of photo, or the photographer for compromising just to win a ribbon?


I don't think that anyone is to blame as such. It is just a shame for the site.
11/24/2003 03:56:36 PM · #30
Originally posted by Gordon:

I don't think that anyone is to blame as such. It is just a shame for the site.


Maybe more such kind of challenges which were about especially these kind of subjects: Candid, Architecture, Nature, Life-shots would help those who are voted low, now. I know there used to be such challenges, maybe there should be more of them. Just an idea. :-)
11/24/2003 04:16:46 PM · #31
I think maybe there's just a misperception about the success of studio shots. Maybe this has been true in the past? I just went and looked at the winners of the past 30 challenges (well, the first 30 in the archives). A rough tally (in my faulty head) seems to show that there are slightly more winners of the outdoors/wildlife/nature/architecture type than studio shots. Some challenges lend themselves to studio shots (still life, science), others to outside shots (urban landscapes, insects), but in the more wide-open categories, outdoor shots still seem to outdo studios by a meaningful margin.

Maybe you guys just really like doing studio shots more than you want to admit to yourselves... :-o Or maybe you just feel safer with studio shots, since you've mastered many of the techniques? I don't know, but food for thought.

...and this from someone who has mastered nothing, and feels safe with no shot. So, not throwing stones, just offering another perspective...

Message edited by author 2003-11-24 16:17:48.
11/24/2003 04:24:10 PM · #32
Seems young kiwiness's comments have..... opened a can of worms.....
11/24/2003 05:22:24 PM · #33
Had a look at kiwiness's dcp entries and then at his portfolio ... as far as I am concerned they are ALL brilliant but I do see what you mean Gary, re competition shots. Rachel
11/24/2003 09:55:34 PM · #34
yeah how bout me getting his camera, and i get to take a picture of a bowl of rice pudding eating kiwi
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