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Near and distant trees on Wheelton Moor

Discussion in 'Landscape Photography Forum' started by Jeff Worsnop, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Jeff Worsnop

    Jeff Worsnop Member

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    Wheelton Moor 1-1.jpg
    Set off in sunshine then down came the mist. I quite like the recession although not to the liking of camera club judge.
     
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  2. Roger S

    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    This looks good. What was the brief when it came before your camera club judge?
     
  3. Jeff Worsnop

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    I am not in a camera club. I live in Chorley but Chorley PS are way above my level of competance.
    The judge is someone I know who critiques my flickr images. He is not an accredited judge
    but judges at local camera clubs. He charges a nominal amount of money and likes to talk.
    He likes pictures taken in sunshine with fluffy white clouds and is keen on thirds and leading lines !
    He does well in camera club competitions.
    Despite all that he is a nice chap.
    Jeff
     
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  4. H1ghlander

    H1ghlander Always on

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    Perfect. I get the impression you prefer sunshine to mist. IMO this picture would have suffered if taken in sunshine lacking any form of mood or atmosphere.

    LOL......standard for all club judges, sounds like he only likes insipid dull boring lifeless soulless pictures lacking any emotional connection. Never met a club judge yet who has the credentials to critique a picture, let alone take one. Take everything a club judge tells you with a pinch of salt. Take the pictures you want to take, not what you think a club judge wants you to take to gain approval. If you do you're taking pictures to please someone else when you should only be taking pictures to please yourself, if someone else likes them then it's a bonus. Your creativeness will suffer and it will show in your pictures if you follow a judges advice. Same goes for competitions.
     
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  5. Jeff Worsnop

    Jeff Worsnop Member

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    Agree to some extent but I would not be as harsh
    Second half of post difficult to do in practice but a good ambition.
    And it has to be said that very many photographers get a lot of pleasure from taking part in competitive photography although I am not one of them.
    However I post pictures to get comments - but no marks please !
    Jeff
     
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    Pteranadon Old Hand Premium Member

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    Let's not forget this image has character!
     
  7. Pete Larkin

    Pete Larkin Always on Premium Member

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    I find myself increasingly irritated by club judges - accredited or not. They seem to have severely restricted views on what is and isn't a good photograph, and can't seem to think outside the box.
    That said, I like the progression here, and the mist is the most important part, as it produces the atmosphere and isolation.
     
  8. Jeff Worsnop

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    I think they are a necessary irritation if there are to be club competitions.
    However I do think there are some who rise above the general platitudes and have something useful to say.
    Thanks for photo comments.
    Jeff
     
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    Ramble Vision Mountain Climber Super Moderator

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    i like it, the comp is good and has a nice atmosphere to it.

    Ive entered a fair camera club comps in the past and have seen some images score high with some judges and score low with others. So although their opinions can sometimes be useful ultimately they are just that, opinions.
     
  10. David_MC

    David_MC Always on

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    I really like this image. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but I subscribe to the photography school of thought that using the "photography rules" is a great place to start, you should never be afraid to break them to make the shot work. This one works even though the rules haven't been strictly adhered to, in fact that is probably why it works well.
     
  11. H1ghlander

    H1ghlander Always on

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    Exactly this.
     
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  12. Phill104

    Phill104 Old Hand Premium Member

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    I hear a lot about clubs and their judges. Where I shoot there seem to be a lot f people who go to clubs to try and learn. I went to a club once, back in the late 80s and it really was no the scene for me.They seemed obsessed with nudes and street, nothing else. The worse thing for me was to see an air of snobbery, so After a couple of weeks I never returned. Hearing comments such as these makes me wonder how much has changed, or not. Would like to hear more insights into club life these days, I keep thinking about popping along to my local club one evening.
     
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  13. Jeff Worsnop

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    Blimy. That's nearly thirty years ago.
    These days it seems natural history, and photoshop montages.
     
  14. Phill104

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    Yep, so I have no idea what they are like now. I was still a student at the time and reminding me how long ago it was makes me feel really old. I must have been 17 as I was doing A-Levels so probably had a different outlook to the 20 or so old men that ran the club. The other reason I didn't like it was they all seemed there to smoke and being a non smoker the air was a bit rich. How times have changed.
     
  15. Jeff Worsnop

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    In my eigth decade I still get fed up with the old stuck in the mud people who run photo clubs and the art club I am in.
    In my permambulations around several camera clubs it is very rare to see any young folk and then for a short ime only. The same applies to local art clubs. I would guess informal groups outside existing structures organised over social media are the way forward
    As an A level student it was your duty to be contemptuous of doddey old folk as it was when I did A levels.
     
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