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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

LMGruchy is disqualified for failing to reach the required standards...ie. his photo was nowhere near the standards required to be a fail...

Kevin, however, is sneaking in on the outside with a sneaky view of a boring ditch...well done Kev!

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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

I'll sell mine for a million.
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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

This one made me cringe. It's got to be a winner. John.

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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

Sorry, but no...

OK, your horizon needs a bit of work, but you have some mid to foreground interest and a subject, none of which are required for a million pound plus bid...

So, consider yourself disqualified....

We are yet to find a worthy winner, as even our crap is not bad!

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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

Sorry folks I think you are just too good at this photography lark! Do these really get anywhere close to being as bad as the original image

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I really would not expect to have to explain my reasons for taking this image....but I suspect there are some who just do not understand fine art so here goes.

The bag represents the opening of the innermost soul to the wider world, of course the tilt shows just how close we all are to fallng off the edge. In the distance we can see people passing by, ignoring the agony and desperation of the soul baring all to its environment. (Am I getting abit carried away here?). Also, just in case you hadn't spotted it, it's in the style of Lowry
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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

But I like that log. There are monsters in it.
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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

I hope we're allowed multiple entries, as I'm sure I've got some stonkingly bad ones somewhere.
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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

The sea is your mirror where you contemplate your soul, cherish the vast sea, embrace the waves with open arms, and forever be free

Very minor editing (removed some tiny waves). Is there a prize?
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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

WFK - if you photoshop out that tiny white wave in the foreground I think you are on to a winner
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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

Closure of the Mind, in hope



A careful composition representing the enclosure in which progress places us. Contentedly we graze ( a metaphor for our concentration on the seemingly important trivia of living) unaware of the fortress walls we have raised against the world. A gatekeeper stands on the doorway to knowledge, seeing an unimagined world full of sustenance, signifigantly that gatekeeper is facing along the enclosing wall with its head turned outwards.

We can ponder the role of that gatekeeper (sentinel, guard) is it the fore runner of greater awareness, a protection from that awareness, or is its role to guard the wall and prevent us from seeing?

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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

This could apply to any of my (many) really bad pictures:


My work explores the relationship between acquired synesthesia and recycling culture.

With influences as diverse as Munch and Roy Lichtenstein, new tensions are distilled from both traditional and modern structures.

Ever since I was a pre-adolescent I have been fascinated by the essential unreality of the mind. What starts out as yearning soon becomes manipulated into a tragedy of greed, leaving only a sense of decadence and the unlikelihood of a new reality.

As temporal forms become clarified through diligent and personal practice, the viewer is left with a glimpse of the corners of our era.

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My work explores the relationship between acquired synesthesia and recycling culture.

With influences as diverse as Munch and Roy Lichtenstein, new tensions are distilled from both traditional and modern structures.

Ever since I was a pre-adolescent I have been fascinated by the essential unreality of the mind. What starts out as yearning soon becomes manipulated into a tragedy of greed, leaving only a sense of decadence and the unlikelihood of a new reality.

As temporal forms become clarified through diligent and personal practice, the viewer is left with a glimpse of the corners of our era.
I initially looked to see the picture, but of course it is the absence of the image which makes this such a great photograph. And indeed that absence represents the ambivalent attitude of our society to achievement, surely the wish to have taken the photograph is of more importance that actually doing so.

This art sets the imagination free from artificially imposed restraints, certainly, as the intent clearly was, a new reality.

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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

Herd of Wildebeest cross the Masi Mara persued by a group of Lion.



To be read in your best David Attenbrough voice.
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I initially looked to see the picture, but of course it is the absence of the image which makes this such a great photograph. And indeed that absence represents the ambivalent attitude of our society to achievement, surely the wish to have taken the photograph is of more importance that actually doing so.

This art sets the imagination free from artificially imposed restraints, certainly, as the intent clearly was, a new reality.

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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

Skyscape of Mediocrity

Here the artist struggles to reveal the classical urban landscape beauty of Edinburgh’s Napoleonic timekeeping whilst being hindered, obstructed and punished by the necessities of post neo-classical modern social engineering and hampered by cables and those sodding trees (which nobody ever seems to trim anymore) and which encroach into my work, like the pointing fingers of interruptance, interference and destruction
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