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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

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WFK - if you photoshop out that tiny white wave in the foreground I think you are on to a winner
Done that little wave, and a few others! Hope there's a prize!
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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

Things and events are “empty” in that they do not possess any immutable essence, intrinsic reality or absolute “being” that affords independence. The image attached embodies that emptiness and demonstrates man's dependence on all that is tangible


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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

Here is my contribution.

Thers a bridge there somewhere, just use your imagination.

View across the Firth of Forth from South Queensferry

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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

This was taken at Nordkap. The slate grey sea strtches beyond the end of the world with a tiny intrusion of rocky land representing man's futile posturing.
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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

I'll post something a bit different, a boring one. This shots been in my 4/3 user gallery for over three years and had over 7,000 views with no comments.



The tranquility of standing on a frozen lake shore at -20C with a wind chill of -30C watching the sun set while wondering if I should have brought a hat and gloves with me.
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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

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Oh dear, I thought I remembered one which I'd thought was the dog's danglies when I took it, and even entered it into to local horticultural show. Here it is. If it's not boring enough I'm the world's worst deleter and I take lots and lots and lots of rubbish so I'm sure I could find something. It's a good opportunity for a clearout anyway.
"Christie's said the viewer was "not invited to consider a specific place along the river, but rather an almost 'platonic' ideal of the body of water as it navigates the landscape".

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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

My word, there's been a lot of posts since I checked this morning. There are a lot of entries which might qualify for mediocrity but just fail to achieve the really bad distinction. I will comment on all of them later but first my own effort. I've been out half the day in really dull conditions but it's surprisingly hard to achieve real crap of the standard of the picture that inspired us and at the same time be pretentious. I think I may have come close.




It's entitled "The Motion of Stillness."

Are these ripples on water or the fault lines in thawing ice? A metaphor perhaps for our enigmatic lives which are not always what they seem. If these are indeed ripples, then they have effectively been frozen in time by the photograph; if fault lines in ice the photograph has captured the gradual motion of the thaw. A paradox then, is this frozen in motion or motion frozen? A paradox surely that describes our daily lives - are we moving forward in serenity and calm or stuck fast in the trap of ever-increasing progress?

The blue tone represents our melancholy, a sadness at not knowing which path we are on or in which direction we are heading. One thing is sure, the ripples or flow lines - be what they are - represent the motion of life that goes on unchecked, with or without us.
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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

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My word, there's been a lot of posts since I checked this morning. There are a lot of entries which might qualify for mediocrity but just fail to achieve the really bad distinction. I will comment on all of them later but first my own effort. I've been out half the day in really dull conditions but it's surprisingly hard to achieve real crap of the standard of the picture that inspired us and at the same time be pretentious. I think I may have come close.


It's entitled "The Motion of Stillness."

Are these ripples on water or the fault lines in thawing ice? A metaphor perhaps for our enigmatic lives which are not always what they seem. If these are indeed ripples, then they have effectively been frozen in time by the photograph; if fault lines in ice the photograph has captured the gradual motion of the thaw. A paradox then, is this frozen in motion or motion frozen? A paradox surely that describes our daily lives - are we moving forward in serenity and calm or stuck fast in the trap of ever-increasing progress?

The blue tone represents our melancholy, a sadness at not knowing which path we are on or in which direction we are heading. One thing is sure, the ripples or flow lines - be what they are - represent the motion of life that goes on unchecked, with or without us.
I'm sorry John, but that's a vaguely interesting picture. Nice and simple, a bit ambiguous at first glance.

I even feel that the 'bullshit' is not your best.

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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

I like John's picture. I really like it. I like several of these photos. We are failing in our decrapitude.
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Hot blooded ball to free the days
Restore the splendor of hues we gaze
Grey now Red and Blacks prolong
Now I conceed this is wrong
Sorry for any confusion

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I'm sorry John, but that's a vaguely interesting picture. Nice and simple, a bit ambiguous at first glance.

I even feel that the 'bullshit' is not your best.

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Sorry Nick I must try harder. Is this any better?



It explores the translucency and light retaining properties of water, which acts as a mirror not only to the sky but also the mood of the day.


..........and now I'm needed in the kitchen.
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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

Past Life for immediate disqualification - gulp


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Re: Competition: REALLY Bad Landscapes

Sorry John (Zuiko)...I actually quite like that for its simplicity and calm...

Barr1e...sorry...instant disqualification! Naughty boy...your horizon's not level and I think I detect a focus point and possibly a lead in line...this simply won't do!

Come on you lot! Surely one of you can produce some real million pound prize winning crap?

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Critique by PaceMcGILL, New York "a nice change in direct contrast to the bright Autumnal colours of olde England, is this insipid washed out Grey Woodland. But for a moments hesitation, the frame would encompass a small boy, standing erect and chasing an adult male. Such an artwork is indeed the rarest of gems, as most would be confined, to the Bin, poste haste! NEVER to be seen again"
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