Subjects of Boredom

2 months 3 weeks ago #672843 by Tom-Dinning
It’s hard to be bored when on location in a new place.
but what if it’s your umteenth time.
Like home, or where the relatives live. 
Manchester; Stockport in particular.
i can’t count the number of times I’ve been there.
Yet there’s always something of interest to break the boredom.

Like a Canal walk.




Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D700
ISO: 400
Aperture: f/8.0
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Captured: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:31pm


Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D700
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Captured: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 20:43pm


Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D700
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
Captured: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 21:56pm






Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3S
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Captured: Sun, 1 Jul 2012 2:17am


Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D700
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/10.0
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
Captured: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:03pm


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2 months 3 weeks ago #672865 by Jack Mason
Very good set. i love the B&W shot especially the bench. 


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2 months 2 weeks ago #673154 by Adam Wilson
I love the fourth shot with the light and the shadow. 


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2 months 2 weeks ago #673262 by Breanna Ellington
This is a pretty nice set. I love the black and white shots in this set. 


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2 months 2 weeks ago #673771 by Sarit Kevesh
I like the contrast in colors of the first shot. 


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2 months 1 week ago #674018 by garyrhook
The first looks as if you've desaturated the water to create a pseudo-selective color image. If so, sorry, not a fan. If not, it just seems odd to me. The colors on the boat are vibrant and lovely.

I would like to see your B&W processing be a bit less heavy-handed. Driving so much of the image to full black or full white results in lost details, and I quickly lose interest if I can't explore.  The gears especially, and the cellar (?), I think lose something.

I find the overhead shot of the kayak to be the most successful in this set. Composition is fun, colors are great, and I think it tells its story well. The bench would be next for me. And I like the cellar shot, I just don't care for the PP.

Thanks for sharing. And if you aren't interested in commentary, just say so. And feel free to ignore this entire post.


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2 months 1 week ago #674046 by Tom-Dinning

garyrhook wrote: The first looks as if you've desaturated the water to create a pseudo-selective color image. If so, sorry, not a fan. If not, it just seems odd to me. The colors on the boat are vibrant and lovely.

I would like to see your B&W processing be a bit less heavy-handed. Driving so much of the image to full black or full white results in lost details, and I quickly lose interest if I can't explore.  The gears especially, and the cellar (?), I think lose something.

I find the overhead shot of the kayak to be the most successful in this set. Composition is fun, colors are great, and I think it tells its story well. The bench would be next for me. And I like the cellar shot, I just don't care for the PP.

Thanks for sharing. And if you aren't interested in commentary, just say so. And feel free to ignore this entire post.


Always interested, Gary. Fascinated more than likely. I can never figure out why anyone would look at a photo and make judgements on it based on personal preferences. It’s not like I even know what your own skills are. And as for deciding which is the best or better than others, it’s not like I’m offering them to you at a price.
 But go ahead. Be as judgemental as you like. Your pronouncements muse me, take away some boredom and leave me wondering how all this might help anyone here.


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2 months 1 week ago #674061 by garyrhook

Tom-Dinning wrote: Always interested, Gary. Fascinated more than likely. I can never figure out why anyone would look at a photo and make judgements on it based on personal preferences. It’s not like I even know what your own skills are. And as for deciding which is the best or better than others, it’s not like I’m offering them to you at a price.
 But go ahead. Be as judgemental as you like. Your pronouncements muse me, take away some boredom and leave me wondering how all this might help anyone here.


Okay, then.

1) What is your intent in sharing photos with anyone, anywhere?
2) We're all subjective, to some degree. My thoughts on a photo, or a painting, or sculpture, or architecture, or food, or music, or ... (pick anything) is going to based on personal preference. Would you prefer I said, "your blacks are blocked up, losing detail, and you have blown white area that have also lost detail"? But I didn't, because critiquing, by its nature, is about preference. Wouldn't you agree?
3) My skills are irrelevant. Analogy: my ability to cook has nothing to do with whether I like a dish prepared by someone else. Therefore, this is redirection/deflection, and (while a typically human response) irrelevant.
4) I didn't say "best", I said "most successful". The term is an intentional choice.

How does posting help? If you do some research, it's widely accepted that photographers (and any creative) improve by putting their work out there and getting feedback on it. Actual feedback, not Instagram likes. By hearing and understanding others' perspectives one can learn whether one is creating successful art (because I believe almost all photography is art) that fulfills the intent of the maker.

My comments are also posted with the idea that others might actually learn about how to critique (anything), and provide something more than "ooh, I like that." Which, it seems to me, is still a statement of personal preference. (See what I did there?)

You'll note that I ended my previous comments with a request to understand your expectations. There are people here that post (a lot of) banal images and seem to have no interest in any comments other than "likes". Again, if you have no desire for CC (constructive criticism) or feedback, aside from kudos, that's fine. Just add a "no CC, just sharing" and it will get respected (by me and everyone else that hangs out at PT).

N.B. Again, not relevant to the subject at hand, but my work speaks for itself, and I accept that it will not be to everyone's liking. Sometimes I am successful, sometimes not. I get paid to do work and seem to have happy customers. And past all that, I'm reaching the point where I don't care if everyone likes my work. I care about making better images.


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2 months 1 week ago #674193 by Tom-Dinning

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6 days 12 hours ago #680849 by Sara Miles
Interesting set here.


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