Pentax Photo Gallery

Daniel J. Matyola danmatyola at
Fri Oct 18 17:03:20 EDT 2019

But have we seen the end of the PDML Annual?

The PPG is certainly not perfect, but it is the best we have at this point.
I agree about your comment on the PPG favoring images with "pop" and
"sizzle."  I submitted one of my favorite images, a study of the texture of
tree bark.  It was rejected.  I submitted it again, and it was rejected
again.  I submitted it a third time, in a different category, and it was
approved -- and placed in the Premiere Gallery.  It was a matter of getting
the right people to look at it.

Dan Matyola

On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 4:52 PM Larry Colen <lrc at> wrote:

> Daniel J. Matyola wrote on 10/17/19 12:10 PM:
> > I am just curious as to who else is submitting and voting on images in
> the
> > PPG, now that it is reactivated, and what kind of experiences you are
> > having there.
> Many years back I submitted a few photos to the PPG, and quickly
> realized that the photos that got voted in were not the ones I
> considered my best work but rather the ones that had the most "pop" and
> "sizzle".
> My other experience with "juried" work has been the PDML annual.  If the
> PPG were judged by those standards I think that the photos would be
> chosen for a more "educated palette" and more interesting to me.  I
> think that I've just been spoiled by what I see on PDML.
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