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Subject: [Leica] New photo essay - Geneva
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Thu Apr 6 14:36:03 2006
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Kelly McErlean showed:
Subject: [Leica] New photo essay - Geneva

> I have uploaded a new photo essay called 'One Day in Geneva'

Hello Kelly,
An interesting series of completely unrelated photographs! Yes you may well 
have spent a day in Geneva, but these photographs are so unconnected with 
your topic title with any visual indication where it really was. And even 
though exposures appear Ok, composition isn't too bad either, they do not 
have any correlation to what you posted as..."'One Day in Geneva"

These comments are not to be taken as mean spirited as many of us have shot 
similarly and seen our work as pretty damn good, but that's only in our 
mind's eye and not what we've photographed and presented.

It's a learning thing because we often let our "being there" along with the 
emotions of the day effect our photo judgement. Certainly our editing! 
Remember you are not alone in this case.

Hopefully you'll learn from this shoot and think about the pictures just as 
that..."totally unrelated photographs" by putting the day spent and the 
feelings of the day aside and look at the complete take as nothing more than 
a collection of photographs. Do a re-edit and see what you come up with that 
will indicate to viewers this truly is your look at "Geneva, Switzerland in 
a day!"


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