Well, I'd just guess that more people look at the latter thread and not so many at the former.in this thread and some others in the GXR thread.
in the "time for seasonal images" thread and got considerable "recognition" for it.
Well, I'd just guess that more people look at the latter thread and not so many at the former.
The "seasonal" thread might just be en vogue, while a GXR thread is only relevant to those who own or want to own that camera. And while they may be good and interesting cameras, we all know that GXRs aren't really popular. As for the B&W thread: probably a different audience from those following an X-Mas thread. The X-Mas crowd might just be in the mood to like quite everything, so there are more nice comments.
Now, if all pics were posted in the same thread at the same time and only the "bad" one would have gotten good comments, you certainly would have a point. But the way it is, I see too many different factors to come to any conclusion. The quality of your pics is just one factor of many to consider here.
Funny. A perfect description of 500px popular selection. Unfortunately I'm not very good at any of these.take a hint from 500px and shoot lots of eyeball-searing brightly coloured HDR. shortbread tin landscapes, "misty" waterscapes with an NDx10 filter and soft porn. I guarantee you will get lots of "likes"
Is it me, or what is wrong here?
1. So I post these B&W and sepia shots taken from the Brooklyn Bridge last weekend in this thread and some others in the GXR thread. Invested a couple of hours on Saturday (ok, granted, it was a pleasant walk as well). Used a high end camera and top lenses, walked, made sure all camera settings were such that optimal file quality would result under the conditions, tried different framings, different perspectives and angles, bent to my knees and up again, waited until the hords of bl… tourists with their camera phones walked out of my frame, made sure exposure was spot on, changed lenses did some PP. And then I posted some of the better ones on this forum. All in all, there was very little feedback on this forum, neither positive nor critique. Had I shot the BBridge in a tourist type of way, I might have gotten more reactions, I guess?
2. But then, the other night as I was on my way to a dinner appointment I took some snaps with the Pentax Q, framed carelessly, not really bothering about the camera settings or exposure, aperture priority, f1.9, max iso 640, bold monochrome and snapped away happily. I uploaded one of these excessively in camera processed bold monochrome shots in the "time for seasonal images" thread and got considerable "recognition" for it.
Ok, ladies and gentlemen, the floor is yours. And don't misunderstand my rant, I'm not fishing for recognition, but rather wondering what pleases the crowd here and why.
(*This post originally was found in this thread https://www.photographerslounge.org/f23/black-white-monotone-sepia-words-no-words-184/index129.html and I've taken the liberty of splitting off retow's questions and the immediate responses to start a new thread here for more discussion.)
This is a very interesting thread, especially to those of us still learning the ropes. It's nice to know that almost everyone experiences this. I have a number of pictures that friends really liked, but if I post it somewhere here or in another forum, it's like nothing happened. I've joined other minor photo contests too, and some photos that barely registered a beep in here or in other forums actually did quite well. Conversely, some of those that had generated some comments here/in flickr/in other forums didn't make the cut in others.
On the other side of the coin, I tend to just usually "thank" the post if find some interesting images, but from time to time I do comment on some that have really made me literally go "WOW" - e.g. some of the really really delicious colors from that Foveon sensor, or some of the GRD/GXR (for the life of me I don't know which is which) black and white shots, or a lot of the travel photos. Also, I usually am more interested in people shots rather than landscapes/architecture, so it's easy for me to miss some outstanding shots from those genres.
At this point I'm starting to learn (and accept) that my images speak primarily to me, and it's just a bonus if other people "get" it too. Posting the images on a public site like this is really just sharing - so other can people learn, or see what the gear can accomplish, or even to fuel other people's GAS.
Sometimes you'd be lucky to get even one passive "Thanks". My thinking is, if I want C&C, I'd post in the Image Works thread. If I need the periodic picker-upper, I post it on Facebook where a lot of my family and friends are sincerely appreciative of the efforts I put into getting better. I've toned down my expectations from forums, and this (plus the other one - mu-43) have been really really helpful but only if you specifically indicate that you need help.IMO, the "thanks" system should be removed because it encourages being passive. On top of that, it's not like the thanks or rep system I've seen on other boards, where one gets the rundown on their control panel. So one has to go back to the post and so on and so forth. I'd be in favor of removing the thanks system if it encourages actually connecting with one another, rather than just being passive and not being bothered enough to speak to one another.
In that case, all of my pics would end up in that thread.Sometimes you'd be lucky to get even one passive "Thanks". My thinking is, if I want C&C, I'd post in the Image Works thread. If I need the periodic picker-upper, I post it on Facebook where a lot of my family and friends are sincerely appreciative of the efforts I put into getting better. I've toned down my expectations from forums, and this (plus the other one - mu-43) have been really really helpful but only if you specifically indicate that you need help.