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    Quote Originally Posted by fevernova View Post
    Anyway, I'm not sure if any of you guys have seen these, but I find her shots beautiful. They're so tranquil and sweet and pleasant to look at....
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mayu_/
    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    ah, not my kind of thing, i prefer looking at landscapes more and daydreaming that i am at the sea hearing the roar of waves..........

    but yeah, there's some nice stuff there.

    hahaha it's quite my kind of thing not all, some of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by riotvan View Post
    hahaha it's quite my kind of thing not all, some of them
    This must be your "kind of thing" -->

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mayu_/3019297304/



    I like her work as well. But i also like the "hear the roar of the waves" kind of work.

    Anyway, good discussion here. The views are really liberal and not "die die must listen to me, i am right".

    But needs time to digest la.

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    When I go through a whole bunch of images and I stop and look at one, that is to me a good photograph.

    It doesn't matter how it reached me; be it by the composition, the subjects, the lighting, the colours, etc.

    It captured my attention and made me want to know more about it.

    That is my personal measure of a good photograph.
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    wow..this topic seems philosophical in a uniquely profound way..thanks to all who gave their views..I hv enjoyed reading... Nt hving a straight forward meaning does make photography appreciated by all levels i guess...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbySHE View Post

    Do you have the same thoughts when you do your own shot, as mentioned ?
    Yes I do...And I often end up deleting alot of shots.....

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    e.g. I was sitting downstairs with my bag and got bored so I started playing around with the camera. Given an unassuming subject, in this case, my tote bag, how am I supposed to make it a little more interesting? Sadly, I only managed to get 4 shots before having to go off and I'm very disappointed with what I got....

    Here's the pic...The background is a little cluttered, subject and composition is plain and boring.

    Good photographers never get bored, they are always thinking and probing into how they could possibily improve on their subject...whether it is composition, angle, lightings, colour, moods, ambience, weather, climate, settings, props and lastly post processing by using photo editing software.

    Generally speaking, most exciting, stunning, amazing, aweinspiring etc pictures are usually "made" rather than just " taken ".

    Simply put...they know what they want rather than by mere luck of pushing a button.
    Of course there are exception like striking a lottery draw, but that does not apply to biz ( professional ) photographers.
    And all this ability does not happens overnight.
    This is also stand true for those taking the wildlife or sports photography...coz they are " anticipating " and not " waiting " for action to appear.
    True true...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    A good photograph wouold be those which I had been produced with sound design intentions/proposition. This has to coupled with approproate use of technical knowledge. You can't expect a story behind every single photograph. You will go mad trying to make sense of everything and that's not really how photography should be viewed as a whole. If the intention of the photographer was to capture a great scene in front of him, then a well captured scene with considerations for lighting, composition, etc will be it. Capturing a scene the way you want is not an easy task or as simple as you think. It imvolves a lot or research, recce, technical knowledge and patience. I have seen so many screwed up so many times on so many beautiful locations simply because they are not prepared or are inexperienced. Great scenes are usually waited upon, seldom chanced upon. Amateurs can also be excellent (if not better) photographers.

    If you are just starting out, trying to replicate works of others might just be a good way to start. Studying of works done previous(both good and bad) is very critical in the learning process. As you progress, instead of asking "Am I able to capture such shots given the right conditions as well?", you should be graduate to ask "What's wrong with this? Is there anyway I can make this better?"
    Yeah, I guess you're right....

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    Wonder how is the effect achive? I am still a newbie when comes to post processing. Anyone can shed some lights? Much appreciate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kinky1971 View Post
    Wonder how is the effect achive? I am still a newbie when comes to post processing. Anyone can shed some lights? Much appreciate.

    Used lightroom and photoscape to do that....Filters like Agfa film was used in photoscape and then I further adjusted the colours a little...

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    To me, a good photo is like a good song. It makes you stop to think about it, possibly making you listen or look at it again. Probably because it invokes some feelings in you, whether its the technicality of the shots, like those bullet freezing ones or the beauty of the landscape. It has to make you feel something. Of course people feel and appreciate things differently so it is subjective, but when its a common consensus then its becomes a little more objective..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaineth View Post
    To me, a good photo is like a good song. It makes you stop to think about it, possibly making you listen or look at it again. Probably because it invokes some feelings in you, whether its the technicality of the shots, like those bullet freezing ones or the beauty of the landscape. It has to make you feel something. Of course people feel and appreciate things differently so it is subjective, but when its a common consensus then its becomes a little more objective..
    I think that's very well said! The good music analogy is a simple to understand and clear cut example!

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