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The Art of Photography => Landscape Showcase => Topic started by: Vieri Bottazzini on September 28, 2018, 04:23:28 am

Title: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Vieri Bottazzini on September 28, 2018, 04:23:28 am
One of Dorset's most spectacular bays is Seacombe Bay, here portrayed at sunset. It takes a very pleasant 30 min downhill walk to get there, and the place is so amazing that it makes the walk back, all uphill, a breeze! Leica S (Typ 007), Leica Summarit-S 35mm and Formatt-Hitech Firecrest filters.

(https://vieribottazzini.com/wp-content/uploads/S0072342.jpg)

Thank you for viewing, best regards

Vieri
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Paulo Bizarro on September 28, 2018, 05:35:36 am
Beautiful and serene.
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 28, 2018, 08:45:26 am
Lovely.
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: MattBurt on October 01, 2018, 04:07:31 pm
Looks like a great location. Nice shot!
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Vieri Bottazzini on October 07, 2018, 01:12:25 pm
Beautiful and serene.

Thank you very much Paulo, glad you liked it! :)

Lovely.


Thank you very much Eric, much appreciated! :)


Looks like a great location. Nice shot!

Hey Matt, Dorset is truly amazing, I love it and am always surprised by discovering new locations and revisit old ones. Glad you enjoyed the image, thank you very much for your comment! :)

Best regards,

Vieri
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on October 07, 2018, 01:15:52 pm
What an ugly shot.
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: degrub on October 07, 2018, 01:25:41 pm
How about writing what you don't like about it instead of trolling ?
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Kevin Raber on October 07, 2018, 01:29:30 pm
Come on Slobodan, was that kind of comment really necessary?  If you don't have something constructive to say then don't say it.
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on October 07, 2018, 02:46:12 pm
How about writing what you don't like about it instead of trolling ?

Not different than "lovely/nice shot," "+1" etc.
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on October 07, 2018, 02:47:20 pm
Come on Slobodan, was that kind of comment really necessary?  If you don't have something constructive to say then don't say it.

Something doesn't need to be nice to be constructive.
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: degrub on October 07, 2018, 02:58:35 pm
Not different than "lovely/nice shot," "+1" etc.
Sure it is. It is the opposite.
i take those as neutral or perhaps positive comment. Nothing particular to comment about or suggest to the OP.

An "ugly", i think, necessitates the commenter to offer what is offensive or debilitating in the image.
Otherwise it serves no purpose other than to document an emotion - "i don't like it" - interesting to some, but not useful for others to understand why or what.
 
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: degrub on October 07, 2018, 03:03:41 pm
Something doesn't need to be nice to be constructive.
Sure, you can get the OP to scratch his head and wonder what that was about.
And then have the comment be dismissed.

So what purpose does it serve ?
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on October 07, 2018, 03:06:42 pm
... Otherwise it serves no purpose other than to document an emotion - "i don't like it" - interesting to some, but not useful for others to understand why or what.

Exactly the same as "I like it" - "interesting to some, but not useful for others to understand why or what."
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: degrub on October 07, 2018, 03:10:59 pm
and neither is very useful to the poster.  :(
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on October 07, 2018, 03:29:11 pm
If you insist:

The color of the sky, dull orange, is very cliche, and what most amateurs would get just to document "I was there for sunset." That type of sunset is very common, thus uninspiring.

The horizon is in the middle. That sometimes works in a square composition, not here.

The shape of the cliffs is nothing in particular. The detail is hidden (which is almost a good thing, given how unimpressive they are).

The foreground is constipated (i.e., too tightly framed, cut off).

The color of water, cyanish, is both unnatural and not harmonious with the dull orange.
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Vieri Bottazzini on October 07, 2018, 06:48:04 pm
Slobodan, your constant obsession with insulting my work is only equal to the low civility displayed by your comments. Your application of old, formulaic rules to photo critique only displays your ignorance and it only proves your closed-mindedness.

Therefore, your comments are of no interest whatsoever to me. Feel free to restrain from offering them in the future, it will save you both embarrassment and time.

Best regards,

Vieri
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on October 07, 2018, 07:02:53 pm
Slobodan, your ...your ... Your ... your ... your ... your ... you ... your ...you ...

Note that I did not criticize the photographer, just the photograph.

As for my "obsession" with "insulting" Vieri's work... I think I have an equal number, or more likely a higher number, of positive comments on Vieri's work, if one bothers to count.
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on October 07, 2018, 07:08:07 pm
Thanks god for screenshots:
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Vieri Bottazzini on October 07, 2018, 07:15:58 pm
I am right here, no need to refer to me in the third person.

About the screenshot, contrarily to you I noticed I went over the top with my answer and had the good sense to edit immediately what I felt it was (albeit true) unnecessarily harsh, realising I didn't need to go down to your level of poor civility. I wasn't fast enough, and for that I apologise.

Best regards,

Vieri
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on October 07, 2018, 07:38:40 pm
... (albeit true)...

Enough said.

I just love how your Dr. Jekyll persona shines while receiving compliments. One dig, however, and Mr. Hyde pounces mercilessly.
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Vieri Bottazzini on October 08, 2018, 03:20:20 am
Nice try, Slobodan. I have no problem with critique and comments, and with having to explain my choices. My history here proves it. On the other hand, if having problems with your obsessive, uncivilised, rude and insulting attacks makes me Jekill and Hide, so be it. By the way, I am flattered to see that you take screenshot of everything I write - how is that for obsession?

You are right on one thing though: enough said. It's all written here and everyone can make their own mind about who is who and what is what pretty easily.

Best regards,

Vieri
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on October 08, 2018, 03:46:50 am
This bickering is unedifying and reflects well on neither of the participants.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on October 08, 2018, 09:55:18 am
...By the way, I am flattered to see that you take screenshot of everything I write - how is that for obsession?...

Yes, indeed, I myself would be worried for my mental health if I would take a screenshot of everything you write. However, I just took that one reply, after I noticed you removed a crucial part of it.

How is it even possible to take a screenshot of something that has disappeared from the screen? Time travel? Turns out, "back to the future" is possible after all: using the browser's "back" button digs into the browser's cache and finds it there.
Title: Re: Seacombe Bay at sunset, Dorset
Post by: Vieri Bottazzini on October 08, 2018, 01:25:29 pm

How is it even possible to take a screenshot of something that has disappeared from the screen? Time travel? Turns out, "back to the future" is possible after all: using the browser's "back" button digs into the browser's cache and finds it there.

Wow, that is truly impressive. Amazing, in fact. If only you applied all that effort to being less rude, offensive and more civilised, who knows what you could accomplish.

Best regards,

Vieri