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Posted by MattArnold on September 2, 2013
Really? Common power, cloudy day, bad contrast, bad cropping, over editing using Photoshop


Is it really that bad? Haha, hey the guy has his opinion I guess just like everyone else. Oh the Internet...how I love thee.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:38 PM   #2
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sour grapes.
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He forgot to mention SC, PCA, 50 favourites..
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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I can see why one random guy somewhere can outweigh

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Well, actually I can't see what at all.

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This person has posted the same comment on other photos.

Just a troll.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:36 PM   #6
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Judging by the criteria as defined by this site, he's right Ben. It's cloudy, it's common, and it's edited very heavily (halos, weak contrast, and color are the key indicators). The cropping is fine to me, but will not be for everyone.

Does it matter? I think it's a fine enough photograph, as have many others. Processing cloudy day photographs require intensive editing. Is this your best effort? Probably not. It's not terrible though.

You can't please everyone. Just delete the comment and move on.

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I agree with Loyd, to some extent. By the criteria typically used by RP in 2012 and earlier, it is off. We have seen the criteria change in practice this year, at least that is my view, something has changed, consciously or unconsciously, amongst the screeners.

As for cropping, I would have trimmed more off the left. Not a big deal, and just an opinion.

Why this person chooses to gripe about it, that's an entirely different issue. But as we know, RP does, somehow, whip up a bit of attitude in some people.
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He's probably had a few pics rejected for those reasons and got mad....
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It's a visually appealing shot, and most folks are drawn to it (obviously). Sure, it's a heavily "cooked" image, but it's really not bad at all. Why is someone bitching about it? Obviously, it's sour grapes.

Many people deal with their own failings by criticizing the work of others. If I were you, I would give it the attention it deserves. Congrats on all the kudos you received.
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I think it's a real nice shot considering the conditions it was taken in. Really great post processing actually. I cant complain about this at all.
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Why do you care what he posts?
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I understand sour grapes and that many people out there have issues with the screening process. They're entitled to their opinion. What I don't get is why people think the comment section under a photo is the proper place to express these opinions. If you don't like it, move on. It would be one thing to critique the photo as art. No need to throw out bad vibes because you disagree with the web site. Some people need to grow up and better understand there is a time and place for everything. IMO.
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I can see why one random guy somewhere can outweigh

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Well, actually I can't see what at all.

Think about it, Joe... really think about it. It does hurt. It is like orange juice in a paper cut.

Why? Heck, I don't know. But in the end I know that one bad comment can ruin a thousand good ones! It's just the way we are as human beings - even when we are spiteful pr**ks as the comment leaver was.
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The comments are moderated, no? Why is commentary like that accepted?
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I think it's a real nice shot considering the conditions it was taken in. Really great post processing actually. I cant complain about this at all.
Agree 100%. Ben's shot is a perfect example of a cloudy day shot that SHOULD be accepted.
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The comments are moderated, no? Why is commentary like that accepted?
Perhaps they are moderated only for appropriate language and relevance. I've no problem with the comment section being open to non-positive comments, especially as the photographer can choose to delete them.
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I don't care if someone bad mouths one of my shots.

The way I look at it, if I pissed someone off enough for them to take the time out of their otherwise busy and/or pathetic life to leave a comment, then my work as an artist is successful - my image invoked a reaction in the mind of the viewer.
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I don't care if someone bad mouths one of my shots.

The way I look at it, if I pissed someone off enough for them to take the time out of their otherwise busy and/or pathetic life to leave a comment, then my work as an artist is successful - my image invoked a reaction in the mind of the viewer.

This. Any reaction is good publicity.

Why I care what he says? Don't really to be honest, basically just thought comments were screened. I'm sorry this fellow doesn't like my "style", I'm still going to do what I do.
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The comments are moderated, no? Why is commentary like that accepted?
Not only are they moderated, they are sometimes edited to make the poster look stupid... maybe they should have done that in this case
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I have always wondered why the screeners let garbage like that on...
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Is it really that bad? Haha, hey the guy has his opinion I guess just like everyone else. Oh the Internet...how I love thee.

Looks heavily edited, but ok. Wouldn't mind seeing the original file though..
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Looks heavily edited, but ok. Wouldn't mind seeing the original file though..
For the sake of not being home right now, the originals white balance was off, looks more yellowish in the original. Slightly tilted, cropped in a bit, sky was blown a tad. I didn't replace the sky, but worked on it separately from the rest of the image, still had enough details to do that. Desaturated slightly. Anything else?

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The comments are moderated, no? Why is commentary like that accepted?
No, they're not. Unless a comment is really inappropriate, crude or in poor taste, it's accepted. If a photographer doesn't care for the comment, he/she can delete it. I've deleted a couple where the comment was tacky, and particularly when the commenter was anonymous. If you can't stand behind your words, don't bang them out on your keyboard.
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For the sake of not being home right now, the originals white balance was off, looks more yellowish in the original. Slightly tilted, cropped in a bit, sky was blown a tad. I didn't replace the sky, but worked on it separately from the rest of the image, still had enough details to do that. Desaturated slightly. Anything else?

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