Gloomy1

Joined on Jan 20, 2013

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Gloomy1: Most of the images, in the now published book, are what most would call landscapes. The winners, like lots of winning images in competitions, are at the edges of what most would call landscapes. This could be something to do with judges looking at hundreds of lovely landscapes and picking things that are different. The photographers are in the most part amateurs. If you search for landscape photographer of the year 2017 some of the British newspapers have more images that look more like traditional landscapes. Hope that this helps. Ken

Gosh thanks for that quietrich. Now perhaps I can go and take better images. On a less sarcastic note a definition of photography that only examines what is there and not how you feel about it takes a very limited viewpoint. It would look like quite old fashioned viewpoint about only showing what is in front of the camera. Could it be that Wikipedia may not have the best definition, perhaps they should ask Charlie Waite to update it? Ken

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
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quietrich: Last week I went to an exhibition at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne, titled “A Green and Pleasant Land - British Landscape and the Imagination: 1970s to Now”. 50 great photographers, most of them internationally renowned artists and many who still exhibit in major galleries around the world; representing the rich and diverse tradition of British landscape photography: http://www.townereastbourne.org.uk/exhibition/a-green-and-pleasant-land/

And then we get this nonsense from Charlie Waite’s lpoty, which is a for profit arrangement founded by him in 2006 to promote his ‘Light and Land’ photographic tour company, and which exhibits in a theatre because no self-respecting gallery will go near it.

No, this cr*p doesn’t represent British landscape photography at all, but only the self-promotion skills and the artistic vacuum of Mr Waite’s business.

Richard for me landscape photography is about the photographer trying to convey the emotional impact that the area has on them. This has not changed since the birth of photography. Of course this is my opinion and would gain no greater force by saying that anyone elses opinion was crap. Some of the images in LPOTY are taken in beautiful places but that does not mean that they are nothing other than eye candy. You may not value the emotion that they are trying to convey or it could be that they are not good at conveying it. The former may be a good image that you do not like the latter would be little more than a pretty snapshot or it could be that you have a problem with "popular" contests like this and refuse to engage with an open mind. I entered LPOTY to see if my images are up to a standard and having got an accepted image no longer feel the need to enter again. Lastly it may help the debate if you did not try and disparage contrary opinions and put forward your opinion as fact. K

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 23:50 UTC
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Interim: I am making a bookmark to this page - I am sure there would be some very interesting comments from those who can take much better pictures :-)

Much better and with their phones. Ken

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 16:01 UTC

Most of the images, in the now published book, are what most would call landscapes. The winners, like lots of winning images in competitions, are at the edges of what most would call landscapes. This could be something to do with judges looking at hundreds of lovely landscapes and picking things that are different. The photographers are in the most part amateurs. If you search for landscape photographer of the year 2017 some of the British newspapers have more images that look more like traditional landscapes. Hope that this helps. Ken

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 15:49 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)

Things that I would like, in order, although I realise that some are extremely unlikely to happen.
1.RAW histogram this would allow me to leave the exposure meter at home.
2.Articulating screen
3. WiFi
4.EFCS sorted
5.More viewfinder info eg histogram and a coloured level line unlike the all too often invisible black indicators.
More pixels, greater DR, better AF and better focus fine tune would be nice but are a lower priority for me.
Ken

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 16:59 UTC as 85th comment
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Gloomy1: This is for sony A mount NOT e mount. The people posting about using Canon mount ultra wides with ND filters on A7 cameras are you going to use this adapter and an A mount to E mount adapter or am I missing something?

Ken

Thank you. I am not having a good day, understanding simple things seems to be beyond me. Perhaps this is always the case but I hope not.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 15:24 UTC
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Gloomy1: This is for sony A mount NOT e mount. The people posting about using Canon mount ultra wides with ND filters on A7 cameras are you going to use this adapter and an A mount to E mount adapter or am I missing something?

Ken

Thanks I see my mistake. A7 series=E mount, Alpha series= A mount.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 15:14 UTC

This is for sony A mount NOT e mount. The people posting about using Canon mount ultra wides with ND filters on A7 cameras are you going to use this adapter and an A mount to E mount adapter or am I missing something?

Ken

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 14:13 UTC as 10th comment | 10 replies
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