..:: Missed Call ::..

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  1. Mersad

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    personally i think your subject is kinda boring. technically it is good, phone is in focus and rest blurry etc. but to me, it's just a photo of a telephone. no offense.
     
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    I agree on the lack of interesting subject.

    If you actually had "1 Missed call" on the screen and maybe have someone walking away in the background, might add more of a story to the whole image.

    Could be my monitor here at work, but it seems a tad under-exposed
     
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    I like it that "tad underexposed", but then I tend to like my own photo a bit darker and thus just that smidge more saturated, which is what you went for here, too, I assume?

    So that given, I like the colours and natural light.
    But as others are saying: there is too little of a story going on that we might think out for ourselves when we look at this photo, which would have given it some more impact.
     
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    Maybe its just me but I quite like the simplicity of the shot. I dont think there needs to be a story to a photograph unless you actually want to express something, eg a mood or emotion but this shot is pleasing to my eyes and is actually quite refeshing to see simply just a good photograph.Dont get me wrong, I love photos that are well thought out and convey a story or meaning but I think sometimes we get bogged down with tryin to make our art to arty...If that makes any sense.No offense intended to the other guys and girls comments!
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, it would not bog this particular photo down any (which, like I said before, also I like because of its lighting and colours and DOF) if there was "Missed Calls: 1" written on the display, that tiny addition, that tiny wee fact alone would add enough to make it more than just a photo of a phone on the carpet. See what's the difference. For otherwise the photo of a phone is ... well, no more than just that: a photo of a phone.

    Of course, not every photo needs to tell a story. Landscapes, flowers, some portraits, and lots more photos are just good because they show something beautiful, pleasing - but a phone? :scratch: Hence the idea to have something like a story added.
     
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    True but I just like the photo as is,Im not saying you are wrong to want to see something more in the photo Im just pointing out that sometimes I like to see a picture nothing more nothing less.

    I mean when an artist paints a blue square and says im going through my blue period most of us would laugh and say whatever, but then he sells it for millions and we say Hmm! :lmao: lol That has no relivance at all does it...I just like the picture and I wont be budged:grumpy:...:mrgreen:
     
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    haha, nicely put how relative meanings and opinions really are
     
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    Always great to see discussions on opinions! ... now I have to go paint me a blue square
     
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    At least I got people talking :lol:

    Thanks everyone on your comments. And chris82, i'm glad you are enjoying it. Thank you for your comments too.

    I like this photo actually (and not just because i did it). I love that it's this tight glimpse, a small corner in a room. I kinda feel safe looking at it (don't know if that sounds stupid :D). I think that comes form the somewhat underexposed, massive and saturated style (which LaFoto mentioned was what i was going for).

    It's also a view that it is seldom seen, since our angles of viewing things every day are quite different.

    Thanks again for your comments!
     

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