revluke wrote in post #16808600
I dunno, it's sharp, technically nice, but it doesn't tell me anything. What's it supposed to say?
I think it's just supposed to be a pretty image of a church.
Or, at least I think that's what it IS. What it's supposed to say, I don't know.
Anyway, I've always sort of took issue with your approach. Where it's like, "what is this saying?" That's a valid question, absolutely. The problem is that it's not just the viewer asking that question, it's also the photographer. Artists show art in large part because they want to hear what people think about that art. I think there should be a back and forth going on here. As in, you give a little and thn take a little. Rather than just go "what is this suppossed to say," reword the question. Because otherwise you're just saying "give ME information, it's all about ME." I think the better approach is to go, "this image seems to be expressing this or drawing inportance to that. Am I way off-base there? Were you going for something completely different, or am I getting close to interpretting this correctly?"
The benefit here is that it still allows for asking what is supposed to be said, but it also gives the artist the courtesy of actually seeing what people think the image says.
Anyway, I think it looks really good, but I think it may be Just-a-Church. Or not, I don't know. I just saw this image, and I usually need to sit on images for a while before knowing what I think of them. But hell, even if this is Just-a-Church, is ther anything wrong with that? I don't think every image needs to say something profound, it's okay to just photograph pretty stuff. And i think this church looks good.
Granted, the framing is a little bit weird, and I don't like the greenery on the sides of the church. But I think that information is enough to convey certain information. The photographer made the image really tight. The church completely dominates the image, there's no contxtual information to estavlish the church's relationship to other things. The image is all about the church, the church dominates, the image forces the viewer to place their attention on the church. True, the shrubberry on the sides adds nothing, but the darkness in the sky is contrasted with the visual dominance of the church. That says something. I'm not saying that the image is good or bad, but it IS saying something. If we're gonna ask what it's supposed to say, I think it's fair to at least offer up an interpretation of what it says.