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Riaan van Wyk

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07/07/2013
« on: July 07, 2013, 11:31:56 AM »

Thoughts please?
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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 11:49:13 AM »

Thoughts please?

You need to buy a tripod?  ;)

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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 11:52:01 AM »

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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 12:52:03 PM »

Nice, I love the way you have captured the movement of the water.
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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2013, 01:22:19 PM »

You need to buy a tripod?  ;)

I keep telling my children, "No-one likes a smartass!"  :)

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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2013, 01:47:13 PM »

I keep telling my children, "No-one likes a smartass!"  :)

Quite right!

So, I'll try a grumpy old man approach for a change (hypothetically speaking, of course):

"Why are you wasting my time and bandwidth showing me your trash bin candidates??? When nothing, absolutely nothing in a picture is sharp, yet it is not blurred enough to indicate a deliberate intent, the only thing that is left for it is trash!!!"

Better?

I bet you would ultimately prefer my smart-ass comment, no?

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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2013, 02:01:28 PM »

From another grumpy old man: I don't see anything in that photo that would benefit in the slightest from more sharpness. It's nice just the way it is.   ::)

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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2013, 02:35:57 PM »

I must be a member of the Olde Fashioned School, but I still think that some element of any picture should have sharpness - even a tiny detail. The lack of it here doesn't work for me. If you had a little sharpness in the bottom left, perhaps,  I think it would have anchored the image and would have worked much better.
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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2013, 03:11:58 PM »

Sorry Riaan, I agree with Seamus. I also agree with Slobodan but not in Slobodan's terms. Blur is for movement in the subject, not in the camera. Unless you're panning; then blur is for everything but the subject.

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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2013, 03:22:11 PM »

Golly! Outvoted by all the other Grumpy Old men.
I sit corrected (but unsharpened).  ;)
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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2013, 03:33:26 PM »

... but not in Slobodan's terms...

Which were hypothetical, remember? ;)

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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2013, 06:40:58 PM »

I don't care if the image is in focus or not. I don't care if there's motion blur created by the subject or by camera shake. I only care about the image, and I like this one. I think the blur/shake/whatever works rather well in this context.
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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2013, 06:55:38 PM »

Too much null space for my tastes.  And I'll hazard a tomato by saying I see no benefit to the intentional softness.
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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2013, 07:03:55 PM »

Would it be fair to say it's like lots and lots of other images? The colour may be different, but, ......
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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2013, 07:16:40 PM »

Would it be fair to say it's like lots and lots of other images? The colour may be different, but, ......

You're absolutely right because your post is like lots and lots of other posts. The letters and spaces may be differently arranged, but, .....

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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2013, 07:19:16 PM »

I like it and the moments it evokes.

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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2013, 07:27:38 PM »

I like it and the moments it evokes.

Peter

Perhaps we stick too much to technical perfection.

To say it with Goethe (Faustus): "Unless you feel, naught will you ever gain"

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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2013, 07:52:14 PM »

I am certainly less senior than some of the GOM but I rather like this shot.  Maybe some of  the GOM need to loosen your anchors and drift a bit.  :)
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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2013, 12:29:38 AM »

Quite right!

So, I'll try a grumpy old man approach for a change (hypothetically speaking, of course):

"Why are you wasting my time and bandwidth showing me your trash bin candidates??? When nothing, absolutely nothing in a picture is sharp, yet it is not blurred enough to indicate a deliberate intent, the only thing that is left for it is trash!!!"

Better?

I bet you would ultimately prefer my smart-ass comment, no?

It would seem that "grumpy" trumps "smartass".

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Re: 07/07/2013
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2013, 01:41:57 AM »

"Sharpness is a bourgeoise concept." - Henri Cartier-Bresson, speaking to Helmut Newton.
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