Artistic or a Piece of Crap?

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  1. adversus

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    I took this yesterday (09/18), and everyone (non-photgrapher and 1 other photographer) I showed it to has loved it.

    I find that as a technical exercise, this picture fails miserably. But I'm curious what knowledgable folks who consider themselves creative think of this. Don't be gentle:

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    Oceanic Solaris by adversus.us, on Flickr
     
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    Hmmm, it almost "works" for me. Too dark in the foreground, though. Of course, it would also be a convincing "mushroom cloud" shot, if you felt like having a wee bit of pp fun. While I wouldn't print it out and frame it, I probably wouldn't delete it, either. Kinda cool, aesthetically, "technical fail" aside.
     
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    Know what? At first glance I was kinda like "ugh". But then I looked a little longer and it reminds me of a scene from the movie "the ninth gate". I started to like the image after I thought of that. So, in answer to your question... sort of. :)
     
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    It does sort of look like a scene from the Ninth Gate, doesn't it? Great movie, by the way, one of my favorites :)
     
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    yeah its a weird one but I do like it. :) Sort of like your photo...
     
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    Don't forget... Art is pretty subjective and has a bit to do with personal tastes as well... :)

    Some say Tomato... Some say Tomahto... All that...
     
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    The overexposure on the water and sky kind of hurts.
     
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    That was actually done on purpose. The original lacked any sort of contrast what-so-ever, and was grainy, so worked with what I had to try something outside of my "normal" shots.
     
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    Listen to this man... I agree.
     
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    Yeah, whether or not it was intended it detracts from the image for me, although without having the original I can't compare it to how the scene looked beforehand.
     
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    Thanks all for the feedback.

    I agree that it's way way way overexposed, which is why I stated at the start is was a technical failure. It's interesting to see how people who don't do photography react to a photo versus those that do, which is what I was aiming for :)

    This was also shot and edited on my iPhone. Was raining too much for my DSLR :p
     

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