Pet Peeve

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  1. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Mine is the critique that blasts the blow out highlight that was obviously unavoidable. Like the blazing sun when the shadows are still preserved. I don't remember film critiques being that way in the "good old film days". So now we have digital with admittedly narrower dynamic range and everyone expects 40 stops range with point and shoots. Amazing.
    (steps off soapbox. now it's your turn) (or not) (and HDR doesn't count)
     
  2. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    Armchair critics have always been fun. Now they can criticise on the Internet they are a pain. They see a picture that has been modified, compressed, decompressed, squeezed down wires and finally puked up onto their cheap and cheerful monitor - then try to tell you it is fuzzy/under-exposed/over-exposed/off colour balance etc. Well of course it will be! It's been ****ed with so many times on it's way from A to B it's a wonder there is any image left.
    And it's not like the people making the criticism have a clue.
    They think they do because they own a camera and have maybe read a book.
    And if you have the temerity to argue with them they start waving histograms about. As if they actually prove something.
    "I don't care if your name is Ansel Adams. The histogram quite clearly shows that your exposure is out..."
    This is one reason why I no longer post pictures here. I quite obviously have no idea what I am doing in Photography because I don't own an armchair.
     
  3. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Very well said Van, I have always admired how well spoken you are. Much better than I. (maybe it's the Kings English coming out in you) It does seem we concur.

    Next?
     
  4. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    One tries one's best, don't you know? :mrgreen:
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh, Hertzilein.
    I am amused! (Much unlike the Queen whenever herself in connection with the word "amused" is being mentioned ;))
     
  6. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    I shall refrain from calling last year an annus horribilis.
     
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    PlasticSpanner TPF Noob!

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    This is the future! :(
     
  8. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    "I have seen the future - and quite frankly you can shove it!" - Anonymous
     
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    elsaspet TPF Noob!

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    Ah Hertz, cheer up. You still have the critique forum to give you a chuckle.

    And BTW, I'll give you an chair arm to get you to post again. But just the arm, not the whole chair.
    Deal?
     
  10. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Actually it would appear not...
     
  11. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    You can sit on my arm anytime, Cindy. And as for a post... :eyebrows:

    But I have caused the demise of the accursed crit forum. Such a pity someone wasn't in there when it went...
     
  12. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Tain't no big deal, I honestly don't think it was all your doing.....or Maxes for that matter, it was dying from what I could see anyways.
     

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