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    There are already people taking photos from that angle even before TS posted his comments.

    TS just endure for a few more weeks for school to reopen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtemujin View Post
    There are already people taking photos from that angle even before TS posted his comments.

    TS just endure for a few more weeks for school to reopen.
    Yes. I've seen photos from that angle before.
    Even tourists also snapped photos from that position too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geikou View Post
    Can someone put a "Kodak Photo Spot" sign where those shots are taken? I want to go down tomorrow and take one...
    look for the packet of tissue

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos-
    There are many ways to get unique shots.

    At the end of the day, picture speaks for itself. Overshot, overpatronized, there are still ways to make something different. Shenton Way with lightning is going to be more special than Shenton Way at twilight.

    What should we focus on? Making pictures that we like, or being oh so special, so unique, but not pleasing yourself at the end, because deep down inside, you have a unique shot and unique composition, but it doesn't work?

    This is a unique concept, I call it Spider-Cat
    Well said

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    Let's face it. Majority if not everyone is trying to get their own copy of the Old Man, Old Lady, Child at Play, Baby, Raindrops, Sunrise, Sunset, Clouds, Thunderstorm, Serenity, Rowboat, Mirror Image, Happiness, Nature, Soaring Eagle, Fireworks, Flower, Bee, Insect, Grasshopper, Butterfly........etc etc etc

    Copying?

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    I think TS should born to be the first people in the world to claim original...

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    Dear TS, no one own the patent rights or copyrights to a particular camera angle of view or a viewpoint of a public place. Nothing really unique about this photo of yours. Its nice, well taken, so your feelings probably get carried away. If others saw your photos & say "its lovely, I would like to try that too", you should be pleased, not upset, that others are similarly inspired thru your photos.

    I went thru some of my photos & so coincidentally I have one taken on Dec 25 2010 at 5> pm at the exact same position & view when I was there for Xmas celebrations. Difference was the musuem was being built then & there was a crane there. Also it was drizzling slightly & the night lights were not on. And coincidentally, I unconsciously took another of the same on Oct 7 2011 at 1> pm when I was there for a photoshoot. If you dont believe me, I can email you the photos & you can check the exif data to confirm. Each time, I stopped by there only for a brief moment & these were but casual snapshots for my personal memories & own enjoyment. During Xmas, there were thousands of people there & I saw so many taking the same shots.

    Good things are meant to be shared, we dont owned these for ourself only. Imagine if every beautiful view in this world is exclusively "owned" or even "reserved" by someone, just because he was there & saw it first, it would be crazy & it would be hell! So be happy & contented, be glad that you have shared in those photo moments which brought you pleasure & gaved you fond memories.......
    Last edited by s1221ljc; 7th December 2011 at 01:10 PM.

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    Unfortunately you cannot patent angle of shot and the composure. That's the fact of life.

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    Frankly speaking, the Helix bridge is one of the most photographed locations in singapore. I had seen dozen of similar photos like yours on Facebook and Flickr. Hope you bear in mind that others could have thought about the same angle and composure as you.
    Last edited by snowc; 7th December 2011 at 01:36 PM.

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    the awkward feeling when u saw that picture and thought it was you who shot it...

    Well, i duno why some pple seems offensive but these opinions are worthy of this thread..
    I just had that awkward feeling at that moment..

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    just sharing my experience

    i was shooting a scene and when i got the shot that i wanted packed up to leave
    only to find someone else there at the same spot shooting the same subject

    nothing you can do about it, just move on

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    Quote Originally Posted by timotimo View Post
    the awkward feeling when u saw that picture and thought it was you who shot it...

    Well, i duno why some pple seems offensive but these opinions are worthy of this thread..
    I just had that awkward feeling at that moment..
    do you realize your thread title is offensive in the first place,
    you claim many photographers stole your idea.
    that is why the tone in some of the replies are not so nice.

    my advice to you is "shoot more, talk less."

    shoot with your eye open big big, not with your mouth open big big. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by timotimo View Post

    Well, i duno why some pple seems offensive but these opinions are worthy of this thread..
    I just had that awkward feeling at that moment..
    As uncle catchlights rightfully pointed out, you accused many possibly innocent people of copying your "unique idea".

    The choice of words in the title of your thread "stolen angle", that is inherently offensive, you are accusing others of thievery. Just to highlight, Critique Corner is one of the quietest places in CS, I don't think even 20% of the people who posted the same angle after your CC thread have seen the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I would be very honoured for my works to be copied.

    But so far no one is interested to do it.
    hahaha... I will consider
    I am sure you have a different perspective

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by timotimo View Post
    Just curious does anyone have something like this happened to you?
    How do u feel about it?
    Not being offensive or sarcastic. I just want an opinion for curiosity.

    I have previously did a shot of MBS from the Heliux bridge. I have previous browse through a lot of thread and have never seen this shot from this angle before.

    I have posted my picture up in the forum. I was still a beginner then.
    About 1 mth later, I actually see pple posting up shots of the MBS at almost the same spot with the same composure.
    First thought was that guy stole my ideas and angles. I was not exactly angry or something. It's just feel like people taking your ideas away. It's was like "that was my shot and my idea" kinda thinking.

    Do you guys face such thing before?

    How do you feel about it?
    I just want to hear an opinion.
    You may have gone through all the troubles to seek a new angle and feel piqued about seeing similar photos which arguably seem to copy your works.

    Well, that's life. Singapore is a small place. Famous landmarks have been shot in every inch from every angles imaginable. The different between one photo and the next is often paper thin difference.

    Perhaps you should think of shooting things less people want to shoot or dangerous to shoot or are difficult to find.

    Best of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    As uncle catchlights rightfully pointed out, you accused many possibly innocent people of copying your "unique idea".

    The choice of words in the title of your thread "stolen angle", that is inherently offensive, you are accusing others of thievery. Just to highlight, Critique Corner is one of the quietest places in CS, I don't think even 20% of the people who posted the same angle after your CC thread have seen the thread.
    For that I sincerely apologised. I did put a "?" at the end of the question and not "!"
    And I did explain it at the start.. It was an option for opinions..

    considering me as a beginner? still aint used to seeing close to similar shots i guess..

    "The awkward feeling when you saw that shot and i thought it was yours"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    just sharing my experience

    i was shooting a scene and when i got the shot that i wanted packed up to leave
    only to find someone else there at the same spot shooting the same subject

    nothing you can do about it, just move on
    You should stand in front of him and dance around to ruin his shot.
    Last edited by Sion; 7th December 2011 at 04:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    You may have gone through all the troubles to seek a new angle and feel piqued about seeing similar photos which arguably seem to copy your works.

    Well, that's life. Singapore is a small place. Famous landmarks have been shot in every inch from every angles imaginable. The different between one photo and the next is often paper thin difference.

    Perhaps you should think of shooting things less people want to shoot or dangerous to shoot or are difficult to find.

    Best of luck.
    Well, must agree on the size of Singapore is small.. well, time to move on to new stuffs.
    This thread has been educational

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    Quote Originally Posted by timotimo View Post
    Well, must agree on the size of Singapore is small.. well, time to move on to new stuffs.
    This thread has been educational
    yes, just shoot more pics.

    even if your future pics' angles get 'stolen' and the 'compositions' get copied, just maintain your composure and carry on.

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