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May 03, 2020 04:10 |  #10606

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This holds no appeal for me at all, but on the other hand, it probably says what you wanted it to say rather well, so well done.


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May 03, 2020 06:04 |  #10607

kiwichris wrote in post #19056907 (external link)
This holds no appeal for me at all, but on the other hand, it probably says what you wanted it to say rather well, so well done.

I think it would help if some images had a line or two to go with them explaining what the photographer had in mind, why they took it, what they are trying to show etc. At least a title would be good.




  
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May 03, 2020 06:09 |  #10608

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I like the grittiness.

kiwichris wrote in post #19056907 (external link)
This holds no appeal for me at all, but on the other hand, it probably says what you wanted it to say rather well, so well done.


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I think it would help if some images had a line or two to go with them explaining what the photographer had in mind, why they took it, what they are trying to show etc. At least a title would be good.

This can be nice as well as methodology; On the other hand should art need explanation; part of the brief is to make you think, interpret and wonder.

That is why compositional ambiguity can be very powerful, a supplied narrative would remove the ambiguity.


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May 03, 2020 06:28 |  #10609

Lester Wareham wrote in post #19056939 (external link)
I like the grittiness.

This can be nice as well as methodology; On the other hand should art need explanation; part of the brief is to make you think, interpret and wonder.

That is why compositional ambiguity can be very powerful, a supplied narrative would remove the ambiguity.

Fair enough. I just wish I could sometimes better understand some images where what the photographer is trying to convey isn't always obvious (to me, anyway).




  
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May 03, 2020 09:10 |  #10610

Lester Wareham wrote in post #19056939 (external link)
I like the grittiness.

This can be nice as well as methodology; On the other hand should art need explanation; part of the brief is to make you think, interpret and wonder.

That is why compositional ambiguity can be very powerful, a supplied narrative would remove the ambiguity.

exactly why art museums have a tag next to each piece on display explaining Who created it, When they created it (waiting for just a certain moment in time perhaps) Why they created it or What their general style of art is.

having some context to a image helps peoples minds ask more questions. if there were a collection of images like that one, maybe one little footnote would be enough for all of them. with only one image, theres nothing to explain why this particular image was created. why the photographer felt this one image was what he wanted to show. we know nothing about his inspiration to make this one shot (or a series of images). i think it would be better served with some small captioning. certainly not nearly as much as ive written here, but something...


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May 03, 2020 09:24 |  #10611

2slo wrote in post #19056936 (external link)
I think it would help if some images had a line or two to go with them explaining what the photographer had in mind, why they took it, what they are trying to show etc. At least a title would be good.

I'd like more of that. Often I restrain myself from adding explanations for fear of being thought a chatterbox.


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May 03, 2020 09:52 |  #10612

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I'd like more of that. Often I restrain myself from adding explanations for fear of being thought a chatterbox.

Not at all, please add comment where you feel it adds background to your image. If others don't want to do that or prefer to leave it to the viewer to decide what they're looking at, that's fine.
So often I've looked at what someone has posted on here and I've felt like commenting but held back as the OP has said nothing about their image and I haven't been sure what they're trying to convey. I do also realise that English isn't everyone's first language so some members may not be comfortable posting info, especially if it's translated, I'd probably be the same.
I hope this comes across as positive, indeed one of the good things about this section is the diversity of styles within the B&W umbrella. Whilst not all images will appeal to all people viewing its great to see the different approaches and styles people have.




  
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May 03, 2020 11:33 |  #10613


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May 03, 2020 13:15 |  #10614

OhLook wrote in post #19057010 (external link)
I'd like more of that. Often I restrain myself from adding explanations for fear of being thought a chatterbox.

Some don't need explanations, others I would love to hear about what you were thinking or aiming for and maybe fighting against.


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May 03, 2020 13:19 |  #10615

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May 03, 2020 13:24 |  #10616

Oh my! Excellent!


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May 03, 2020 14:37 |  #10617


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May 03, 2020 18:01 |  #10618

Wonderful image. I like the way everything flows toward the house.


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May 04, 2020 07:49 |  #10620

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