I’ve just returned from a week in Slovenia and this is the best I can do if you lend me a pro camera.
If I was one to see red
at what the internet thinks
this would be the moment.
I post a photo
that I really like
in a FB photography group
that showcases the beauty of Slovenia.
It’s only the fourth I’ve posted
since joining a while ago
but I lurk.
I see intense beauty,
terrible Photoshop jobs,
photos without any merit at all,
all of it,
as one does these days.
I can understand
how the word photographer as my status
insults the ones who do it for a living.
But I cannot understand so many other things:
what they say,
how they say it,
why they say it.
It’s their culture they show,
not (just) their opinion.
But I refuse to see red.
I see the greens,
oh all the greens
of the only half sunny day in a week,
and the beauty of Slovenia.
It’s the people who are ugly.
- Not all, never all. I got some lovely comments as well.
- Also, I never count or remember likes but the fact is that this must be my most liked photo on FB ever. 133, and they keep coming.
- The truth is that when I posted the featured photo in that group yesterday, I was in a hurry and the church was indeed left hanging to a side. I have fixed it by now.
- You can see my original Facebook post and all the comments here but I don’t encourage you to keep commenting. Let it die. (Also, it’s all in Slovenian.)
- What I find fascinating is how a photo like this can divide people. I guess people really love to be divided.
- Fact I.: If you didn’t know, I only use a point-and-shoot Nikon for all my photos. It was my first time ever holding and using a pro camera: NIKON D700 with a huge appendix. Luckily I’m a strong woman.
- Fact II.: I didn’t know where to set aperture so I didn’t. I also didn’t know that aperture is spelled with only one p (I put two in).
- Fact III.: My eyesight is going so I struggled with manual focus. However, in this photo it is perfectly obvious (to me) that I was going for the grass. Isn’t it??
- Ah, okay, I have the other photo too. With the church in focus. Do you wish to see it? Some preferred this one.
- I have never used Photoshop, only the basic Windows Photo Gallery. A question for pros (or anybody, really): What would you fix in Photoshop in the case of these two photos? This seemed to be the fil rouge of the comments, that I should fix it, and I know that nowadays a photo is more made than taken. And this kinda pisses me off.
In response to Patrick Jennings’ Pic and a Word Challenge #187: Red
ADD-IT: Since Sherry Felix volunteered to post-process my photos to show me what can be done, I invite all of you to do the same and mail me results. She gave me permission to post her work so here it is with thanks. To see what she did, have a look in the comments. Anybody else? Be my guest!! I’d really love to gather here more attempts.