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05/13/2007 10:15:33 AM · #151
The people from the suck league jest a lot.
05/14/2007 03:20:04 PM · #152
Reaction Club is ready to react to YOUR photo...

bring 'em on!!
05/14/2007 03:29:21 PM · #153
Something from a while back ...

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05/14/2007 03:44:14 PM · #154
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05/14/2007 04:07:29 PM · #155
Originally posted by agenkin:

If you don't want me to comment on your images, just tell me so.


Okay, done. Please don't comment on my images. I appreciate a wide variety of people's thoughts on images, and I certainly don't expect everyone to like what I like. And I don't sugarcoat it when I dislike something.

However, you seem utterly unable to convey the slightest bit of tact or interest in finding anything positive unless it's your personal idea of perfection. In fact, you seem to go out of your way to find the harshest way to criticize.

Thanks.
05/14/2007 04:23:38 PM · #156
Originally posted by agenkin:

If you don't want me to comment on your images, just tell me so; that would save me the work of presenting my opinion about *your* work in a coherent form and typing it. You are not doing anyone any favours by posting your images for critique, and I'd venture to say that it's the other way around.


In that case, please consider yourself "told" from this point on.
05/14/2007 04:27:32 PM · #157
Hey, I'm going to be a but_inski, here. Isn't the Reaction Club supposed to give you their first impression? If the first impression is not very good, why sugarcoat it. I would think that if you are going to post here you'd better make sure that you can take what is said. :) ;)
I'm not trying to insult. Just stating what I think is meant by th "Reaction Club".
agenkin: Feel free to critique any of my photos.
05/14/2007 04:30:11 PM · #158
[thumb]507617[/thumb]

I took this for my mom - she made the outfit Bear is wearing here, and as she has just begun chemo treatments, it's likely that he'll have outgrown it before she can see him again.

Taken about 9:30 pm at home.
White seamless paper for background.
White foamcore reflector near his feet.
2x 500w halogen work lamps on a stand for lighting.
05/14/2007 04:31:05 PM · #159
Thanks, guys. Jeff, I did tweak contrast - there's just not a lot to be had in the shot. Don, your reactions are always intriguing and very much appreciated. Kashi, don't recalibrate - it IS green. :-)
05/14/2007 04:35:01 PM · #160
Originally posted by Marjo:

Hey, I'm going to be a but_inski, here. Isn't the Reaction Club supposed to give you their first impression? If the first impression is not very good, why sugarcoat it. I would think that if you are going to post here you'd better make sure that you can take what is said. :) ;)
I'm not trying to insult. Just stating what I think is meant by th "Reaction Club".
agenkin: Feel free to critique any of my photos.


First impression is one thing.

Being told that I'm "not doing anyone any favours by posting your images for critique" coupled with the just-shy of outright rude "reactions" he's left is another.

05/14/2007 04:39:44 PM · #161
Originally posted by Marjo:

Hey, I'm going to be a but_inski, here. Isn't the Reaction Club supposed to give you their first impression? If the first impression is not very good, why sugarcoat it. I would think that if you are going to post here you'd better make sure that you can take what is said. :) ;)
I'm not trying to insult. Just stating what I think is meant by th "Reaction Club".
agenkin: Feel free to critique any of my photos.


well-put, marjo. life is boring without a little acid in yer salad dressing ;-)
05/14/2007 04:43:32 PM · #162
I see. Maybe I should have gone back and read everything before I posted. Tact and politeness ideally should be throughout a critique. Whether it's a good or bad one. I'm reminded of Articwolf or Glacierwolf or whatever his name was from a few years back. His comment presentations were not acceptable to many at dpc.
05/14/2007 04:53:09 PM · #163
I, personally, would rather have, "OMG, that sucks!" as long as they tell me why. I usually disagree but it makes me look harder to see what they say. Most of the time it's a personal preference thing and doesn't have anything to do with rules or guidelines of photography, composition, etc. Each person accepts and deals with things as they can. I remember one comment from Pitsman pertaining to my shot "looking like it was shot from a drunk photographers gallery" irked me. It cracked me up and I laughed but it still irked me. I finally begged him to retract it and he did. I'm laughing now but at the time it hit a raw nerve pertaining to a friend from the past.
05/14/2007 04:53:46 PM · #164
I'm going to assume that since Arcady ignores my posts, the shots are not worth his time, which is fine. And I'm betting he hasn't bought a hat yet, either.
05/14/2007 04:57:22 PM · #165
I want to be clear, Marjo, skewsme, etc: I welcome your thoughts on my images and I'm not trying to tell anyone else what they should feel toward agenkin's comments. He offered to not comment, so I took him up on it. Simple enough.
05/14/2007 04:59:09 PM · #166
Originally posted by Marjo:

I see. Maybe I should have gone back and read everything before I posted. Tact and politeness ideally should be throughout a critique. Whether it's a good or bad one. I'm reminded of Articwolf or Glacierwolf or whatever his name was from a few years back. His comment presentations were not acceptable to many at dpc.

but these aren't critiques, per se. as you noted, they are reactions. presumably gut reactions. not that they need to be mean, but there are plenty of other places around here to get sweet-n-friendly, predictable feedback. besides, it seems like plenty of people make nasty unbalanced comments during challenges, usually with their heads in a bag. at least here you know you're opting in for random candor.

(eta: crossposted with last several posts!)

Message edited by author 2007-05-14 17:01:00.
05/14/2007 05:22:55 PM · #167
Originally posted by levyj413:

Originally posted by agenkin:

If you don't want me to comment on your images, just tell me so.

Please don't comment on my images.

Originally posted by kashi:

In that case, please consider yourself "told" from this point on.

Okay, noted.
05/14/2007 05:31:55 PM · #168
Originally posted by Melethia:

I'm going to assume that since Arcady ignores my posts, the shots are not worth his time

It's definitely not that. If you see my commenting history, you'll see that I don't cherry-pick the images to comment on. Usually, I just comment on three or four most recent requests when I check this thread, that's why I skip some pictures, but I swear that I go sequentially. :)

Originally posted by Melethia:

And I'm betting he hasn't bought a hat yet, either.

What's with the hat business? :) Just yesterday my wife wanted to buy me a hat, too. Well, I have a hat when I go hiking/canoeing; I'm going on a four-day canoing trip in a week, so I'll wear a hat then, okay? :)

p.s. I am not seeing that hat store owner any longer, when I pass by. The store is closed, most of the time, and, when it's open, there is an old lady in it, probably the gentleman's wife.

Message edited by author 2007-05-14 17:32:18.
05/14/2007 05:41:37 PM · #169
Originally posted by agenkin:

I'm going on a four-day canoing trip in a week.


are you are real person?
05/14/2007 05:45:13 PM · #170
Originally posted by boysetsfire:

are you are real person?

Sorry, Nick, I could not parse this. :)

BTW, was your last critique request a provocation?
05/14/2007 05:50:25 PM · #171
Okay, to inject a little humor, and to get us back to actually reacting instead of reacting to how others are reacting to what we're reacting to ...

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05/15/2007 12:00:46 AM · #172
Originally posted by agenkin:


p.s. I am not seeing that hat store owner any longer, when I pass by. The store is closed, most of the time, and, when it's open, there is an old lady in it, probably the gentleman's wife.

That strikes me as quite sad. :(
05/15/2007 06:24:49 AM · #173
Reaction required, please:
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Thanks,

Alex
05/15/2007 12:30:44 PM · #174
Reaction Club is ready to react to YOU!!
05/15/2007 12:32:33 PM · #175
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Danke.
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