Wye Photography

Wye Photography

Lives in United Kingdom Chepstow, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer Designer
Has a website at www.wyephotography.com
Joined on Feb 16, 2009

Comments

Total: 417, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
In reply to:

deep7: It's actually quite nice to see this "record" temporarily being held by one of the world's great landscape photographers and for such a fine image. He isn't just a very good photographer but is very fussy about print quality and talented at marketing (obviously!!).

Recently, this record was held by one of the blandest photographers I've ever "seen", a photoshopped image of a river bank. That was much harder to comprehend.

I should note that an internet reproduction will only ever give us a general idea of what the image looks like in the flesh. I'll bet this one is a stunner. It's a bit like seeing a real Constable painting, compared to one on a place mat or biscuit tin. No comparison at all!

@b craw and deep7

Aww, I feel a group hug coming on.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 14:20 UTC
In reply to:

deep7: It's actually quite nice to see this "record" temporarily being held by one of the world's great landscape photographers and for such a fine image. He isn't just a very good photographer but is very fussy about print quality and talented at marketing (obviously!!).

Recently, this record was held by one of the blandest photographers I've ever "seen", a photoshopped image of a river bank. That was much harder to comprehend.

I should note that an internet reproduction will only ever give us a general idea of what the image looks like in the flesh. I'll bet this one is a stunner. It's a bit like seeing a real Constable painting, compared to one on a place mat or biscuit tin. No comparison at all!

@ b craw

Beautifully scathing - I love it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 16:59 UTC
On yosemite in winter 2 in the Snow challenge (4 comments in total)

Beautiful picture!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 18:45 UTC as 1st comment

Will the real buyer please step forward...

or are you...

a) a Phantom or

b) too embarrassed to confess to spending that amount of (imaginary) money on a print.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 18:42 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply

He made a mistake. He didn't mean six million Dollars but six million Dinars (I mean, they do sound vaguely similar) and Iraqi Dinars at that. The price then becomes much more realistic!

No doubt his "buyer" is just like the picture: a Phantom.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 13:29 UTC as 90th comment
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (366 comments in total)
In reply to:

km25: A sign of the times, a Leica camera from the 1970's, if keep up well. Will operate today and great photographs. If they had even todays sensor technology then, the digital Leica would not well operate.
Your sensor is dying even as we speak, the rest of the camera is saying in a little voice, give me film it will not dye. HEE HEEE ; ).

My Leica M2 was made in 1958, My Rolleiflex 2.8C was made in 1953, both are in full working order and I see no reason why they won't be in another 60 odd years.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 13:02 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (366 comments in total)
In reply to:

marrc: That's why I am going back to film

@marrc

I have a 1958 Leica M2 in really excellent condition. It's a fantastic camera and I love it. It's just a beautifully crafted machine. Just buy one. The lens is also 1958, a 5cm Leica Elmar f2.8, a four element Tessar design. The results are still very impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 12:55 UTC

Also ideal to discreetly check your lippy by pretending to take a selfie - what a lifesaver!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 16:17 UTC as 8th comment
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
In reply to:

qaz111111: In fact, these landscapes are right up there with british cuisine and humor

@qaz111111

Do you mean crap or wonderful?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 11:42 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
In reply to:

UnitedNations: People who do not understand the value of these photos do not know art.
These are not supposed to be those superficially amazing but completely boring & shallow photos you see everyday on Flickr with thousands of up votes.
These photos show the generally high level of Photographic art which seems to be the norm in U.K.

@BadScience

You are right of course the Aspergers profoundly affects the way I perceive the world. I am much more au fait with the technical sciences. The reason I like the works of McCullin, Maier, HCB, Adams, Godwin, Thornton is because in a second you know what it is about.

I'll modify my previous statement: The onus is on the artist to successfully communicate to his/her audience, whomever that it. Not many people can successfully communicate with m, so I'll discount myself from the onus.

If the artist wants to make people think with the oblique/hidden/esoteric that's OK with me. That is a good thing (but not for me).

I really like your work, especially Death Valley, Cathedral lake, Half Dome, Moab, Sequoia National Park, Yellowstone (love the textures and colour), Wotan's Throne, London Rain (made me laugh) Cribyn (near home) Swiss Alps, Kjenndalsbreen and Hay on Wye (sis in law has a shop there). You have many excellent pictures, you should be rightfully delighted with it!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 09:15 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
In reply to:

narwayo: If this are the best UK landscape photographers I don't want to imagine how is the rest of UK landscape photographers.

Then you just don't want to have a look at my work!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 08:56 UTC
On Winter meets Fall in the The Month - November challenge (2 comments in total)

Superb image! Just Excellent!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 08:52 UTC as 2nd comment

That is a shock!

Very sad. I feel for all the people involved. Not good.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 08:51 UTC as 37th comment
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
In reply to:

Wye Photography: No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.

@jadot,

I like your work by the way. Superb stuff!

(the use of the word "stuff" isn't meant to be a pejorative)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 13:02 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
In reply to:

Wye Photography: No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.

"Unless that other person is Hitler.

Or Pol Pot etc."

Or even you!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 12:47 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
In reply to:

Wye Photography: No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.

I think I did, did you get mine?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 12:46 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
In reply to:

UnitedNations: People who do not understand the value of these photos do not know art.
These are not supposed to be those superficially amazing but completely boring & shallow photos you see everyday on Flickr with thousands of up votes.
These photos show the generally high level of Photographic art which seems to be the norm in U.K.

You poor delusional lovey!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 21:17 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
In reply to:

UnitedNations: People who do not understand the value of these photos do not know art.
These are not supposed to be those superficially amazing but completely boring & shallow photos you see everyday on Flickr with thousands of up votes.
These photos show the generally high level of Photographic art which seems to be the norm in U.K.

Thanks awfully,

That warms the cockles of me art.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 17:36 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
In reply to:

UnitedNations: People who do not understand the value of these photos do not know art.
These are not supposed to be those superficially amazing but completely boring & shallow photos you see everyday on Flickr with thousands of up votes.
These photos show the generally high level of Photographic art which seems to be the norm in U.K.

Careful United Nations, Tut!

So, come on show me your 'art' if you can. I think you are all mouth no substance.

LOL.

Clearly United Nations Talentless.

LOL.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 14:53 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
In reply to:

Wye Photography: No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.

"No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit" - ANSEL ADAMS.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 11:23 UTC
Total: 417, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »