PESO - Raindrops

pnstenquist at comcast.net pnstenquist at comcast.net
Tue Dec 4 16:55:11 EST 2007


There are no rules of behavior here, but in that we are a group of friends, we generally avoid critiques that are demeaning and mean-spirited. 
By the way I'm sure you meant to say "there are a couple of pretty colors in the background.
Paul
 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Paul Crovella <paul at beingeaten.com>
> It's also the case that where other shots have "been done before" that this one 
> in 
> particular has been done before to death and this shot has no interest 
> whatsoever to set 
> it above the rest of the cliches.
> 
> At best there's a couple pretty colors in the background but that's nothing to 
> save it 
> from banality.
> 
> Cheers,
> Paul
> 
> frank theriault wrote:
> > On Dec 4, 2007 2:48 PM, Bruce Dayton <bkdayton at daytonphoto.com> wrote:
> >> While I appreciate the reply, I'm curious about the comment - hasn't
> >> everything been done before?  Sunsets, streams with blurred water,
> >> poor people in 3rd world countries, reeds in water, portraits, etc.
> >>
> >> Perhaps you are meaning that you don't care for it?  I can appreciate
> >> that - just an odd comment that caught me a bit off guard.
> > 
> > I could be wrong, and of course I can't answer for Peter, but I find
> > personally that if a work is of a genre or subject-matter that I don't
> > particularly appreciate, I find it hard to get excited about it, and
> > I'm more likely to think as Peter does:  that it's "been done before".
> > 
> > If a piece is of a subject or genre that one is interested or
> > knowledgable in, one may be better able to appreciate subtleties and
> > nuances that a casual observer might either miss, or not appreciate.
> > 
> > So, yeah, to an "untrained" (for lack of a better term) eye, it may be
> > "just a mountain", but to a landscape or nature photographer, it may
> > be a masterpiece.
> > 
> > I fear I'm not making much sense, but hopefully something of what I'm
> > trying to say is coming through...
> > 
> > ;-)
> > 
> > cheers,
> > frank
> > 
> 
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