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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTang View Post
    and...google has it right... my eyes glaze over when I see yet another of the same thing... I can page thru Flickr's latest pix day by day and maybe.. maybe every third day I stop and see something interesting.. the rest are 'same ol - same ol' - ie boring

    I think to only way to know great photography..is to spend a heck of a lot of time looking at not-great photography... then it becomes self evident even if you cannot explain why
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    Re: Boring Photographs

    I just Googled “Rhine II”. My instant gut reaction is “You’ve got to be kidding!” But... Warhol was right. “Art IS what you can get away with.”
    --- Steve from Missouri ---

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    Re: Boring Photographs

    I was joking. The first one is pretty darn good and others.

    Quote Originally Posted by scheinfluger_77 View Post
    Actually, the first one that looks like an eye and eyebrow is quite inventive i think. Not boring in my view, but most of the others... yeah probably.

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    Re: Boring Photographs

    You missed the modifier: "self-conscious". But I don't even like the generic term "art" applied to photographs because it carries pretentious connotations. Am I trying to start a meaningless semantic debate. Obviously. Tortured terms deserve to be tortured more.

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    In the beginning, photography was Not Art.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    You missed the modifier: "self-conscious". But I don't even like the generic term "art" applied to photographs because it carries pretentious connotations. Am I trying to start a meaningless semantic debate. Obviously. Tortured terms deserve to be tortured more.

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    Re: Boring Photographs

    There is art, and there is photography. I hope the two never intersect.

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    Not Boring, save a life or 2 imaging.

    Beyond art. "Terahertz Window Offers Untapped Potential"

    I see what you are hiding. https://www.photonics.com/Article.as...ign=IPV&PID=20

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    Re: Boring Photographs

    In this era of mandatory instant everything, an awful lot of artsy photography had adopted the "gotcha" strategy of advertising imagery. It's designed to immediately catch your attention with something novel and loud, quite possibly exploiting the latest whatever visual app, but contains no deeper later. It's momentarily exciting due to its flashy packaging; but once you take the time to open it up, it gets boring just as fast.

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    Re: Boring Photographs

    Drew, I am never bored.

    I might bore other people, but I'm too old to care.

    Times up.

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    Re: Boring Photographs

    Well, I imagine that soon after I pass away, some bums will be rummaging through the dumpster where all my drymounted prints end up, find some smeared with ketchup from a drippy bottle, and comment on how much better these taste than the crusts in the dumpster behind the pizza parlor. Recognition at last !

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