Somehow, after B&S close the Erica Lai's thread, it was reponned twice. first time yesterday afternoon, a few poeple posted and the thread was closed again. Thoday, it was reopenned for our stereobox's misguided comments.
Let's put it this way: it's usually not only the target who gets dirty in a mudslinging contest. Everyone's made their point, and continued quibbling over semantics isn't going to make anyone look better.
Yes I noticed that. It did seem a bit odd. If this is normal practice, it would mean that the starter of the thread could always have the last word no matter how outrageous or insulting he or she chose to be. (Note - general comment and not referring to anyone in particular).
Anyway, I used to have quite a few of those pics when I had my first P&S. It looked kinda cool to me but was quickly gunned down as crapped. So what makes an abstract good and what makes it crap? :dunno:
There are many things that make an image, abstract or otherwise, good or bad. Most of these things are mutually exclusive from whether people like the image(s) or not. The problem with all critique, here on CS and elsewhere is that the two always get mixed up and one made to sound like the other.
I can't remember who said it, or the exact words used, but there's a saying by a famous photographer along the lines - A portrait says more about the photographer then the subject. Well, I believe the same goes for critique - it says more about the person giving the critique then it does about the the receiver.