Re: PF members exhibit on 07-28-12
John-You are absolutely correct in noting that my photo is "too familiar to be at all interesting." That's why I called it "Classic Machu Picchu." As I noted in the image details, it is a hackneyed shot that is pretty much the same shot taken from the same place where everyone stands when visiting the place. There was absolutely no originality in my composition. Nor was there meant to be.
The purpose of the image was to share the existence of the place with the uninitiated.
And thanks for pointing out the apparent overexposure. You showed me a major flaw in my workflow. The original was a bit overexposed, which I corrected in Picasa. At that point, it was not overexposed and it actually looked pretty good.
However, I forgot that Picasa does NOT change the original and when I sent the original through Photoshop to reduce the size of the image to fit PhotoForum standards, the original mild overexposure was magnified.
In my haste to meet Andy's deadline, I forgot to re-examine what the resized image looked like. I looked at the new photo, but not critically. I should have reworked the image before submission. This critical re-examination of my own work was missing from my workflow. Looking at the photo through your eyes made me realize my just how badly the submitted picture fell short of my goals.
I do try to learn from my mistakes and I hope to improve in the future. To do that, I need folks to continue to point out my flaws. Without that kind of critical observation, I would simply continue making the same mistakes over and over again.
Thanks again for you honest and critical comments. peace, rand --------------------------- On 7/28/2012 9:00 AM, John Palcewski wrote:Rand Flory, Classic Machu Picchu. This is too familiar to be at all interesting, and what's more it's overexposed.