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Originally Posted by OJX View Post

Yes and the photo below was sold for almost a million dollars.
However, if you shot this image today you'd likely have a hard time getting a relative to accept the print as a gift. This is because you are not William Eggleston, and the other poster is not Ansel Adams.
I'm sure you can begin to understand why it is a bad idea to compare a personal snapshot to similar famous photographs which are only famous because of their context/movement.
/thread derailment

Apples and oranges. You literally just took one of a handful of exceptions in an attempt to discredit what was a nearly joking comment. While that photo may be famous because of context/movement, Adams hardly is. Generally, his landscapes are phenomenal. While being credited with moving fine art towards the acceptance of color photography. and while there's artistic value and merit in Eggleston's work, it's only a finite portion of the population that gets it, and even less than truly appreciate it. The opposite can be said for Adams. His landscapes are much more straight-forward in style and execution; he just went to great lengths to capture his images. While he's partially known because of these great lengths, I hardly think this indicates a movement or locks him into a certain context.

To revert to an easier point to make, the poster displayed it in black and white because it was their preference, simple as that. I've had clients absolutely flabbergasted by a black and white conversion of an okay image. There's absolutely nothing wrong with a quality black and white photo; all it lacks nowadays are certain 1s and 0s. It conveys the message that the creator of the image wants to, and that, inherently, cannot be wrong. We may disagree or have a preference towards another style or type of display, but it's just that -- a preference.

But yes, let's stay on topic here. This is the 'rate a photo thread'; if you want to critique, find the 'critique the photo above you' thread.
Edited by MistaBernie - 6/15/12 at 5:59am
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post #6732 of 10508
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Yes and the photo below was sold for almost a million dollars.
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However, if you shot this image today you'd likely have a hard time getting a relative to accept the print as a gift. This is because you are not William Eggleston, and the other poster is not Ansel Adams.
I'm sure you can begin to understand why it is a bad idea to compare a personal snapshot to similar famous photographs which are only famous because of their context/movement.
/thread derailment

Theres a bit of a difference between a one off composition that can have a specific association and the entire field of black and white landscape photography.
post #6733 of 10508
Yeah, back to it. Conspiracy - dat bokeh! Seriously though, pretty nice for a headshot. Seems slightly underexposed, but if she's happy with it and it gets the job done, then it is what it is. 7/10.

For my derailment I'll offer up an image. I dont know if I've posted this yet or not, but I liked it.

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post #6734 of 10508
9/10 cool long exposure biggrin.gif

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post #6735 of 10508
6/10 - That subject could be interesting but I don't think the composition makes much of it.

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post #6736 of 10508
7/10 - I think I would like it more if it was color.

This is my mascot. D3100, stock kit lens, first day I got it:

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7/10 Cool ninja

Just hanging out with some friends
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post #6738 of 10508
8/10. I love photos with that kind of lighting.

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7/10. Would have gotten a little closer (if possible) and cropped some off the bottom

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8/10 I think it has been discussed earlier in the thread, but generally nature and landscape look better when their color can shine. Still a nice shot

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