Winter Photo Beauty-An Honest Look!!
Photo Bucket Photos
I'll start by saying I'm doing this hub in response to another hubber whose hub I had the displeasure of visiting recently. The hub was about winter photography. Photography is something I know a bit about, it's what I spent 2 years in school learning. I don't say that to be aloof or feel like that makes me any better than anyone else who picks up a camera, just to make a point. I went to this hub with all good intentions, I started reading the tips this person was giving on taking good winter photos. OK, sounds pretty good, a lot of the good basics (with some things thrown in that were not so good). Then I looked at the photos and tried to understand why someone telling me how to take good winter pictures can't follow their own instructions. Here are my comments and her reaction (or lack there of) to them." Honestly, the advice you're giving is pretty good but I find the photos not very good. The composition, light use and contrast all seem to me to be off, Sorry if I sound harsh....but"? Peace!! Tom. Well guess what, I got no reply. While that's not really unusual I found it odd that every person that commented and fed her ego she seemed more than happy to reply to and gush over. I thought well let's just try again and see what happens so I left the following comment. "Sorry if my truth offended you and you're right, you don't have to be a pro to take good photos. I just think if you're going to give folks advice in how to take good pictures (and there are actual standards that make up a good photo)that yours should represent what you're talking about. I'm not trying to be mean spirited, just factual". Peace!! Tom. You all probably know what happened next........yep, no reply. I then decided to call her out on the lack of response and here's what she had to say. @justom - I don't necessarily respond to every comment I receive on my hubs. Nonetheless, I did publish your first two comments, but denied your last one. I didn't find your comments particularly helpful, even if critical, because you have not explained the basis for your position. WTF? The last one was probably denied because I called her out and told her that I at least took the time to read and comment on 1 of her hubs (which was more than she bothered to do for me). The point is sometimes the truth is critical, that's life and some of the elite here on HP must come to understand that. Thanks for putting up with my rant, all of you who I have contact with know I'm not a mean spirited person but sometimes just brutally honest. Peace and Happiness!!! ***All the photos above are from photobucket (mine aren't on disc yet) but are examples of what I would consider pretty good shots, in fact far better than our expert!