Why's and Wherefore's?
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29-04-11, 11:04 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Today our club members are putting up their panels of prints for the club's annual exhibition, there is no selection process to go through, you put up what you like, usually in a panel of six prints, or whatever number you think will fit into the space available to you.
With some 60+ people exhibiting there will be a wide range of genres for the public to view. The viewers comprise people who come in off the street and have very little or no idea about the photographic process that has been gone through to arrive at the pictures on view, and photographers.
It is usually the former group that enjoy the exhibition for what it is, a display of pictures, and go away pleased that they have spent 30-60 minutes visiting, depending on the weather outside!
The second group, the photographers, spend ages looking, examining, discussing amonst themselves the why's and wherefores of the pictures.
So perhaps the old saying "Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise" is applicable to looking at pictures.
Exhibition closed last Monday having been visited by 800+ people.
The panel voted 'Best in Show' was almost the same as last year and comprised six very large images of beach scenes at either dawn or dusk with the inevitable low angle and milky water inclusion, with rocks and pebbles prominent in the foreground.
Each one would have eventually made POTD if posted here in the galleries!
That it seems is what the public like.
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