first attempt at milky water
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26-08-12, 07:16 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Q. (This is completely serious - if it seems barbed or frivolous you've misunderstood the intent). What's the subject?
Edit. I felt on reflection (no pun intended) I had to come back to explain. On the face of it, the photograph was posted as a purely technical exercise on capturing a milky effect in water, and as such any comments at all on composition or artistic merit are out of place. If it wasn't so intended, and if the subject were something other than "attempt at milky water" than other comments are in order and relevant. I've been slated on other forums for inappropriately assuming that photographers were aiming at art rather than record photos or technical exercises, and I have no intention of falling into that trap here.
If more than a technical exercise was intended, thinking through the question I posed should be of great help in clarifying Alex' thoughts.
I have to disagree.
My take on this section is that when people post a photo, the photo is then open to all aspects of critique, comment, observation, call it what you will.
I look at the photo as a whole, and can't understand why' anybody would look at a photo differently.
I wouldn't take a photo of a landscape, and then say that I'm only interested in what people think of the tree in the middle. Surely the point of posting a photo to a forum is to get observations/critique on the whole photo, therefore improving every aspect of a photo, from subject, compositon, focus, exposure etc.....
If I'm wrong then I will apologise and withdraw my comment.
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