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    Can't take it anymore

    No offense to anyone in particular, but I can't take seeing one more waterfall, landscape, church interior, dog portrait, or nudes posted in the galleries. We are supposed to be a community of creative artists. How come everyones images are starting to look the same. It's depressing. Also, the majority of people here are supposed to be shooting black and white, not gray and white. If you want grey images, stick with Wal-Mart or Wal-greens processing and save yourself the trouble of scanning and posting.
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    Goodness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace Cox
    No offense to anyone in particular, but I can't take seeing one more waterfall, landscape
    Sorry Grace, but landscapes are all I do. I do it because I love the beauty of the world that we live in, and I do it as a means of sharing that beauty with others. I work almost exclusively in color.
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    I promise--no dog portraits from me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace Cox
    No offense to anyone in particular, but I can't take seeing one more waterfall, landscape, church interior, dog portrait, or nudes posted in the galleries. We are supposed to be a community of creative artists. How come everyones images are starting to look the same. It's depressing. Also, the majority of people here are supposed to be shooting black and white, not gray and white. If you want grey images, stick with Wal-Mart or Wal-greens processing and save yourself the trouble of scanning and posting.

    Hmmmm. As someone who has made a large number of "cookie cutter" images. I applaud you and your viewpoint. Well stated and I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace Cox
    No offense to anyone in particular, but I can't take seeing one more waterfall, landscape, church interior, dog portrait, or nudes posted in the galleries. We are supposed to be a community of creative artists....
    Analogue PHOTOGRAPHY Users Group... not Art Forum... I like photographing churches, I find it relaxing. If you don't like those kind of photographs, don't look at them.
    Personally I like to see the same subjects from different photographers. It is interesting and educational to see how they put their individual stamp on similar subjects.


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    I say .. steady on old girl

    maybe the grey thing is a problem with your monitor ...? most of the pics here seem to have good black to white tones on my screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K
    Personally I like to see the same subjects from different photographers. It is interesting and educational to see how they put their individual stamp on similar subjects.
    Exactly!!! Just today I saw a color image taken in China, "Morning Mist on the Lake." This image makes me extremely jealous; I wish I could do an image as well as this one.
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    "A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist" -- Louis Nizer

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    Feeling better now Grace?It not what you interrupt, but how you interrupt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace Cox
    We are supposed to be a community of creative artists.
    And once again I find cause to wonder if I'm in the right community. I'm not a creative artist. I am a photographer. Plain and simple. I capture reality, hopefully in a pleasing way. Hopefully I can bring something to people that they wouldn't otherwise see or even notice. It's not my aim to be artistic in my endeavor.

    But never mind that. What, may I ask, are we supposed to be photographing if landscapes, waterfalls, dogs, churches, dogs, nudes, children, flowers, birds, rocks, trees, cars, everything under the sun and the moon, has become redundant and boring?

    Art is not everything. Reality has a place in life as well. Each photographer should be focused on bringing themselves into their photographs - whether that be to present a message in an artistic or realistic form, whether it be to just share what they see and the way they see it.

    The only rule here, that I'm aware of, is "no digital" ...

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