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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald C Koch View Post
    Someone once remarked that to tell whether a photograph is artistic or pornographic; "the artistic photograph always contains a plinth or an urn."
    Quote Originally Posted by Michel Hardy-Vallée View Post
    What does a Grecian urn?
    I guess I'm the only one who doesn't get the punny reference as quoted here.

    I believe the funny punny actually goes more like this:

    MB1: It's a Grecian urn.
    MB2: What's a Grecian urn?
    MB1: Oh, about a dollar and a half.

    * MB = Marx Bros?

    Turn-ons:
    Compelling, well-composed, finely executed prints of any type or description (and that includes digital – though I'm no digital fan).

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    Photographers who dislike any subject or style that isn't theirs, and disparage the efforts of others who are honest and sincere in there image and print making (especially those who eschew a certain style because of their own insincere, failed, aping attempts).
    Last edited by ROL; 05-30-2011 at 06:40 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: Jokal Clarity

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    Quote Originally Posted by winger View Post
    I know this is off topic for the thread - apologies! ...
    Thats OK, this thread has gone a number of ways I never expected ( furry pussies !?). But, threads are like children, you have to allow them to do their own thing.
    Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.

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    Worst turn-off in a photograph?

    For me, it's a title.

    I find that some titles will include words that can indelibly skew my interpretation of a photo in a way that can be annoying and counterproductive to my ability to appreciate it on my own terms.

    Almost all my photos are titled simply by "Location, date" or "Untitled, frame number, date".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    Gerald is pretty correct on this, and it is that way in most of the arts and sciences. Music has some excellent examples. Generally the greatest creative minds recognize the beauty and importance of great work that came before them, even if they themselves are forward thinkers.
    Thank you for getting to the idea of my post. Regretfully some others infer or assume and then criticize.

    I was thinking of Picasso who painted in a traditional and representation style when he first started. The "Boy with Horse" painting is an example. Van Gogh "The Potato Eaters" is another example. Shostakovitch composing a series of 24 preludes and fugues. A jazz musician like Keith Jarrett also records classical music. There are, of course, many, many other examples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martiny View Post
    Worst turn-off in a photograph?

    For me, it's a title.

    I find that some titles will include words that can indelibly skew my interpretation of a photo in a way that can be annoying and counterproductive to my ability to appreciate it on my own terms.
    On the other hand ocassionally the viewer does need a slight nudge.
    A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

    ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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