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At 04:19 PM 2/18/2005, Ted wrote: >> >> Yuck! As a photograph, no redeeming qualities.<<<<<<<< > >Please explain "Yuck! and no redeeming qualities?" As they are comments >not >visually descriptive as to the problem with the photograph. So we can >"see >what you mean and how you'd correct it." >thank you, >ted > Mr. Grant, You, sir, are a true and great photographer. Your photographs have all of the proper compositional elements and lighting that make for outstanding visual (photographically redeeming) qualities. I have one of your books. Wonderful photographs. The photograph in PAW5 looks like what I get on the first few frames after the film leader when loading film. Close the back and fire off a few frames. The results are usually crooked (angled), poorly exposed, basically non photographs. PAW5 is crooked, totally improperly exposed (and processed if film), and what might be considered a subject, competes so violently with the railing and background, it's virtually impossible to find. It is a collage of underexposure and lens flare. I suspect the photograph is indeed a frame from loading film or if it is a digital photograph, then it was an accidental pushing of the shutter release. But my "fire away" analysis stands. It's a non photograph. It is simply light struck silver halide or pixels. No redeeming photographic qualities. The PAW5 author stated: "fire away". I simply obliged with my personal opinion. I apologize for not elaborating the first time around. RWS --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search presents - Jib Jab's 'Second Term'