Originally Posted by Gerald C Koch
I guess I'm the only one who doesn't get the punny reference as quoted here. :confused:
Originally Posted by Michel Hardy-Vallée
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?
Compelling, well-composed, finely executed prints of any type or description (and that includes digital – though I'm no digital fan).
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).
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.
Originally Posted by winger
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".
Thank you for getting to the idea of my post. Regretfully some others infer or assume and then criticize.
Originally Posted by Michael R 1974
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.
On the other hand ocassionally the viewer does need a slight nudge.
Originally Posted by Dave Martiny