Well, apparently I'm famous (infamous?), or: How not to provide constructive critique

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  1. Strider64

    Strider64 TPF Noob!

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    I disagree with him when he mocks pictures being taken for memories, they are taking pictures for memories. About 3 or 4 months ago I decided to colorize a photograph of my mother getting ready on her wedding day. I figure the photographer has long gone to the pearly gates (My parents were married 66 years) and mother passed away in early 2017. The original photograph unedited is still better than my colorization of the photograph, for I was just trying to visualize what my mom's wedding would look like in color. Here's the photograph:
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    by John Pepp, on Flickr

    A wedding or engagement photographs will become memories for family member such as a son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter or whoever. Sure the above photograph was stage, for I'm sure my mom was already ready for her wedding by the time this picture was taken. Even though it was stage I'm sure my mother was thinking about something else. Just like that vain attempt of mocking the photograph(s) of the engagement session. Sure they were posing for the camera(s), but I'm sure they were doing so in hopes of capturing a moment in time / memory. Someday, some family member is going to stumble across that photograph and say to themselves "Mom and Dad were truly happy back then". I wasted to much on this sad person that finds pleasure in a vain attempt to tear apart other people's work or memories.


     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    mine's more this:



    Hello, Mr. Roark. I hoped I'd meet you someday, like this, alone. You shouldn't mind talking to me.

    What about?

    There's a building that should've been yours. There are buildings going up all over the city, chances refused to you and given to fools. You're walking the streets while they do the work you love but cannot obtain. This city is closed to you.

    It is I who have done it. - Don't you want to know my motive?

    No.

    I'm fighting you, and I shall fight you in every way I can.

    You're free to do what you please.

    Mr. Roark, we're alone here. Why don't you tell me what you think of me in any words you wish?

    But I don't think of you.
     
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    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Is that from The Fountainhead?

    Anyway, I used to sometimes read his blog but eventually didn't anymore because it mostly seemed to be criticizing other bloggers. (So stop reading them...)

    And yes, Andrew, I know you are probably reading this because TPF has been referenced on occasion. If you have a problem with something here, why not post and say so? I guess it's easier to sit at your keyboard and type about it to yourself (or anyone who will read it).

    Sorry John this happened to you, certainly you don't deserve it.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    If he had administration privileges on the site, he has access to data that will show a sudden spike in multiple click-throughs from here.
     
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    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I don't know if he did or not... I hope not.

    I have read comments by him on his blog about something on here, so I could tell he was reading this forum. I don't know how often but I guess he still does if he's reposting photos from here and talking about them.

    I gotta go see this...
     
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    pixmedic The Mustached Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    its just what andrew wanted. some traffic to his mostly defunct blog and a bit of a dust-up here.
     
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  7. Cortian

    Cortian No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Clear now is that to which I must aspire--a goal worthy of my efforts: To be criticized in wossname's blog!
     
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    weepete TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I remember Ami, he did post some good stuff about composition if I remember correctly but he could quite easily rub people up the wrong way.

    # Haters gonna hate
     
  9. astroNikon

    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    You'll always be Infamously Famous to me :)


    or Famously Infamous.
     
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    Vtec44 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I guess you can be the most knowledgeable person in the world and people still don't want to deal with you because of the way you communicate with others. I personally don't know him at all. He sounds like a nice person but it seems like he has a lot of negative energy.
     
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    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I believe that's the same guy that found my email address and said I suck and should give up.
     
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    limr Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Holy crap, really???

    To be clear, I am not shocked because because of who did that, but that anyone would do that. That's awful :(
     
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