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

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On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (160 comments in total)
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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.

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On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (160 comments in total)
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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,

Like the author writes the story for me.

You have you way and I have mine. I can live with that.

As Ansel Adams once said "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 am very capable of thinking at a high level, I am very well qualified, but in the technical sciences. I find a lot of art esoteric, too open to interpretation, communication lost. That goes against all my instinct.

Having Aspergers means I have a strong disposition towards structure and clear, concise and explicitly defined procedure and protocols. Art is often confusing, chaotic and I don't like that. Your brain functions different to mine. Really there is no right way and no wrong way.

You put yourself down, I think others should be the judge of that, I am sure your work is better than you think. Can we see some of your work?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 11:21 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (160 comments in total)
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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.

...and UnitedNations is living upto her name, an incompetent ineffective force that knows nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 18:14 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (160 comments in total)
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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.

I totally disagree.

You view is a bit like writing a book in Polish for the American market.

You mean there isn't enough boring sterile art already?

"Galleries are full of challenging and imponderable pieces of art. Art that is easy and does not challenge, and provides all the answers is boring"

That's probably why many people just don't want to go to them.

I don't make any demands at all.

Look at Don McCullins art. The pictures say it all. No words required.

If art is boring and sterile the artist is to blame.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 16:01 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (160 comments in total)
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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.

@UN

You are most welcome.

LOL

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 11:29 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (160 comments in total)
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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.

@unitednations

You are so up yourself it is unbelievable.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 10:18 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (160 comments in total)
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Swingaweigh: These awards are a total farce. I see far more worthy images on flickr on a daily basis. Are we supposed to marvel at these "landscapes?" No credibility when architecture is called a landscape. What are these folks smoking?

The images are not the problem, the judging is.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 09:20 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (160 comments in total)
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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.

It is not a matter for the viewer to understand the art. The onus is on the artist/photographer to SUCCESSFULLY communicate the intent to the VIEWER and without words. In this some of the images fail.

Art/Photography is communication FROM the artist/photographer TO the viewer.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 09:16 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (160 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 09:09 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (160 comments in total)
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jonrobertp: What boring PC images. Sad.

PC

I read that as Personal Computer. I can't see how any of these images even graced a Mac. TIC :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 09:08 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (160 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Number 6 looks like it's made with an iPhone and instagramed. 9 is not a landscape, it's a bloody tree and nr. 8 and 7 are architectural photographs. 1 is inexplicable, nr. 2 is a picture of a lady taking a hike. I mean, c'mon !

I concur nicolaicostel

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 09:05 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (160 comments in total)
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Swingaweigh: These awards are a total farce. I see far more worthy images on flickr on a daily basis. Are we supposed to marvel at these "landscapes?" No credibility when architecture is called a landscape. What are these folks smoking?

I concur.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 09:04 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (160 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Don't let judges tell you the value of your photos- let buyers tell you. :)

I'm not really blown away, but these are all very good images. Whether or not they deserve to be front page news etc., who knows.

If the photog's that made these are selling them, then to me that is testament to their value.

Carl

This is not to suggest that there is anything wrong with work that DOES NOT sell either.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 09:03 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (160 comments in total)
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russbarnes: I find it best to try and stay away from photographers' rage on here these days. My thoughts on the winning image are on my website here instead:

http://russbarnes.co.uk/blog/2014/11/review-mark-littlejohn-landscape-photographer-of-the-year-2014

I have a contrary view.

I like the image, but would not have chosen it myself. I would love to judge a competition like this to see what kind of job I would do.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 09:02 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (160 comments in total)
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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.

"People who do not understand the value of these photos do not know art"

A classic case of the King's/Emperor's new clothes.

What a load of utter pretentious pseudo intellectual arty Codswallop!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 09:00 UTC
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Wye Photography: I like the ones with the big triangles in them.

Dear papa natal darling, I am British. We don't have moms. Mothers and mums yes. Mams if you are Welsh or come from the North. But, my friend, never mom. Mom is the preserve of the Colonies, it should stay rightfully where it belongs and has no place in the Queens English.

No Moms please, we are British.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 14:34 UTC
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Wye Photography: I like the ones with the big triangles in them.

@papa natas,

001) I don't have a "mom".
010) I don't need pills.
011) Finally, all things being equilateral...
011) I have always wanted to walk like an Egyptian.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 19:54 UTC
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Just a Photographer: Meaby it would be better if Queen Elisabeth accepts the fact that the UK isn't a worldpower anymore and that the days of colonization are over....

When it comes down to these pictures better to be humble then to show off, of how it once was...

The world would have been a better place if the German, er, I mean English Crown still ruled the Earth.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 20:15 UTC

I like the ones with the big triangles in them.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 20:13 UTC as 13th comment | 7 replies
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (397 comments in total)
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foto2021: Two excellent, objective reviews. Very refreshing.

I have been a Leica M user since the 1970s and am definitely a fan of the M Series. I currently use an M9.

I don't see the X as a true Leica.

It doesn't compete strongly on image quality because the Sony-made 16 MP sensor it uses means it lags behind (for example) the 24 MP APS-C competition from the Nikon D3300, which costs a fraction of the price.

The true competition for the X is the Fujifilm X100T which is, ironically, more like a true Leica than the Leica X. The X100T has the Fujifilm X-Trans sensor and a superb f/2 lens that actually delivers the aperture engraved on it at all focusing distances. Image quality is outstanding and the hybrid viewfinder is nigh on unbeatable.

If you want a true Leica experience, forget the overpriced Leica X. Buy the X100T. It really is a no-brainer.

Alternatively, the Nikon D3300 and D5300 are fine DSLRs with outstanding 24 MP Sony sensors. It is great to have these choices.

Perhaps Leica should re-badge the X100T.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 09:08 UTC
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