Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Packing up.....!!

I remember when I took this picture that I was quite a long way down the pier and turned back to look just as the sun was going down, seeing the silhouettes of the fishermen packing up their gear to go home and despite the fact that I had to zoom in from quite a distance thus making it not the clearest picture I've ever taken, there was something about it that appealed to me. It begs the question, does a photograph always have to be perfect to be considered acceptable, or is there room for artistic interpretation and content.....? I will be so interested to hear your thoughts on this one.....!

36 comments:

  1. une belle scène de la vie , avec une lumière magnifique, j'adore

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  2. Nope. It just has to provoke a reaction. At least from you, hopefully from others.

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  3. NO! It is the eye that matters- and YOU have it!


    Aloha from Waikiki;


    Comfort Spiral
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  4. I must agree. Thinking back to the earliest photographs when photography first started most people would think they were horrible and unfocused and yet some of us think of them as art. I agree with Cloudia, you do have a wonderful photographers eye.

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  5. There are zillions of supposedly imperfect photographs that turn out to be brilliant. It's all in the eye and hands of the photographer.

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  6. Definitely room for mood swings in photos! Ambience is not something that can be measured by perfection standards! Great photo!

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  7. This photo is more than acceptable - it's exceptional!

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  8. This is an awesome shot. IMO, photos don't always need to be perfect. Here, the fact that you zoomed into the scene to click the above composition has really done wonders. You've captured the time, mood and the evening quite perfectly!!

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  9. There is always room for artistic interpretation. This is a lovely photo!

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  10. Beautiful capture!
    I prefer when the picture is not completely technically perfect, a shadow, a blur at times make some beautiful shots!

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  11. I agree with the comments above. We have experimented a little with taking photos deliberately blurring to try to "paint" with the camera. From the porch of our overwater bungalow in Tahiti in the early evening, Julie and I held open the shutter while turning the camera on the tripod. We got deep blue glows from the water and high sky, a little crimson from the last remnants of the glow from the sun that had set, and streaks of light from a few boats. The photo was all about the colors, as the forms were a blur.

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  12. This is perfect!
    The idea is not to identify the people but to project them as an integral part of the scene!!

    So a wonderful job done here Grace!

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  13. The silhouette of the fishermen does not indicate the quantity of fishes

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  14. There is always room for interpretion.

    Bergson cracks me up.

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  15. Photography is an art, and art is a personal interpretation of how we see our world, so you are absolutely free. This image is a perfect moment of inspiration!

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  16. Perfection is boring! It's an exploration of an art form, isn't it? I really like the "layers" in this shot.

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  17. Artistic picture, beautiful scene, Grace!

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  18. It's good to find the appeal in a photo. It could be the subject, the detail, the clarity, the colour and/or the composition. On occasions Jupiter & Mars align and it all comes together in one shot. Sometimes it's luck rather than design but that's what makes it interesting.

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  19. I see no flaws in this picture... Yhese guys look familiar: their counterparts here are almost alike, in the sames poses and in a not so fifferent place!

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  20. Some of the greatest pictures taken are not technically perfect. there is more to a picture than its technical aspects. Art, interest, what it says are equally important.

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  21. Perfection is in the eye of the beholder... be that subject, perspective, colour, mood, whatever draws the viewer to the photograph :-)
    This is a great one on many fronts!

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  22. beauty is subjective and you can never please everybody. ^0^
    but in my opinion, i like what i see in this foto, like the depth of field and its perspective. ^-^

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  23. I like what Dave said, and totally agree that the medium is an art, not a technical test in focus. I love this shot, mon amie.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  24. That's a super shot!
    Only professionals require perfect work - most of the time! That is great!

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  25. This looks pretty darned perfect to me!

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  26. Which reminds me of one of my favorite songs, Gone fishing, by Chris Rea

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  27. No, not every photo needs to be perfect. What's most important is that the photographer likes it. :) (I'm very opinionated about this!)

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  28. Eventhoug I know nothing about fishing, would love to go. Wonderful picture indeed !
    Please have a good Thursday you all.

    daily athens

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  29. Both of these photos are just stunning, although quite different. The lush colors of the rose are lovely and on closer inspection there is a little creature on one of the petals. The fishermen are full of movement then the eye travels up past the dramatic sea to the intense bands of color in the sky. There is nothing missing in either of thee photographs.

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  30. A photo needs to express emotion, regardless of anything else I feel. This is a lovely photo, full of atmosphere. Technial quality of a shot is sometimes necessary but never at the expense of a good photo opportunity

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  31. Love the way you cropped this shot. What a great composition!

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  32. For me, at least, it's all about that initial impression when you first lay eyes on a photo. You know when you get your pics onto your computer after a day's shooting? There are a few that you thought were keepers at the time. Others suddenly pop out on the bigger screen and it's immediately clear they have potential, possibly with a few tweaks in PP.

    I just think they have to be pleasing to the eye. Following some of the basic techniques helps (you have a nice diagonal in this shot, great light, human interest, and the rule of thirds is also in play), but it's not always about that. When you get a lovely shot like this one, the technical details become less relevant, for sure.

    That's my opinion, anyway!

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  33. PS - If I was being really fussy, I'd straighten that horizon!:-)

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