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Re: CH Photographer's Club?
« Reply #97 on: May 19th, 2008, 9:24pm »
You folks are too kind Ė I just run on pure luck.
As Iíve already said, some of mine may be different that others but each image has a beauty of its own. †Sure, sharpness and clarity can help an image, but the emotive value of the shot is most important. Look at all of the great captures displayed in this thread . None of my work could possibly measure up to how some of them make you feel when you see them. †
Go back and look at Melís shots of the babyís feet in the adult hands, or Charlotteís orchard in bloom, or Shawns ďreflectionĒ shot, or the power displayed in Pepís waterfalls, or any one of a dozens of images that Vig has been posting for years - and soo many other people's work too. Slow down and look at each one. How do they make you feel? Thatís the point, they are more the pretty pictures!
Based on stories Iíve heard, the Bering Sea can be the stuff nightmares are made of. †The 44ís are still the favorite of the ďold proĒ Surfmen that Iíve met for exactly the reason you mentioned Ė they just keep on moving regardless of the conditions. And with a few notable exceptions, they would bring you home.
Thatís a great shot of Ragged Point from the North. It's hard to capture the immensity of the cliffs. I love the hike down the stairs/path to the little beach below. On weekdays, you can have all to yourself all day long Ė just donít do it when the swell is up. Neat shot!
Your images are good example of what I was saying. I could never get those shots here, and you have good informative comments to go with your images in the Mini Vacation thread. Now thatís cool!