I agree with Bkharmon, I like it but it is definitely not on my favorites list. I do think you accomplished what you set out to do.
Thank you! Happy you still like it and even happier you have a favorites list! Yes, the goal was to say: "good morning" more than anything!
Suppress information at the expense of obtaining emotions is normal in life, but increasingly rare in contemporary photography.
For me it's a great morning, even though I myself tonight.
Photography styles are always a moving target, you're either creating a new trend, following one, or being passed up for paid gigs! What is today's "contemporary", you can easily find out by looking at the "filters" on almost all camera phone apps! Take Instagram for example, 90ish% of the filters are of the "film-esque" style that add grain and push color to the left of magenta! Yes, it is rare these days, and photographers that shoot from feel are becoming few and far between; most shoot by the book or based on what they've seen somewhere else.
I really like the term "contemporary photography" I might have to borrow that!
and after explaining them how many exposures I had to take to finally be satisfied with one I would provide, they couldn't believe it!
Many people don't get it when you tell them that for every photo that gets published, perhaps a thousand were shot and rejected, either by the photographer or by the client.
Yes, you are absolutely right! I just got one of my bodies back from CPS (Canon Professional Services) and it came back with a shutter count of 200K+ actuations, and it was on a 3-ish year old body! I submit countless images for my photojournalism work and sometimes am disappointed in the amount of effort I put in just for one or two used images! !
It's an image that makes me want to look away ... though I did catch the focused Festool logo in the initial glance, so that aspect works!
Certainly creates a reaction if that's the objective.
That bad huh?! J/K
In general, photography should evoke emotion, unless it's an instruction manual. Then again, those send me into fits of frustration mainly the ones that come with German tools!
Well what I tried to convey in technical terms could be said in plain English as the subject (CMS) is washed away by the sun and it just isn't pleasurable to look at (too bright to look at on my ipad). I do indeed shoot landscapes mostly and my family so don't mind my hobbyist views.
I did like the street photography sample you posted - ND filter to get long exposures at daytime I presume?
I apologize if I offended you in anyway, my responses are never intended to do that. The comment about the landscape photography was quickly followed by a "smiley". The reason for my remark was there doesn't seem to be a lot of creative freedom in landscape… it either works or it doesn't. Just in one image here, while the consensus is that it "doesn't work" a general feeling was evoked; whether it was done so by my reply or explanation or someone else's, minds were moved. I gave my whack at landscape and just couldn't bring myself around to doing it, it was just too flat for my style. Then again, I'm also not Peter Lik, but that's another story right there…
A hobbyist view is extremely important to me as there is very little insight or judgement of the mechanics of an exposure; they simply look at the image and either approve or disapprove.
I am at a point in my career where little offends me when less than desirable comments are made, I'm extremely comfortable with my results. This doesn't mean that I still can't learn from others comments, as I learn something from both each and every exposure as well as the comments that follow. Now, if we were to rewind 3-5 years, and someone told me that my image was over exposed, I'd be curled up in the fetal position in the far corner of a dark room listing my equipment for sale on Craigslist! LOL!
Thank you to all that have replied, please don't hesitate to speak your mind, especially in open areas of the forum and most importantly the PHOTOGRAPHY section!
Now, since the general consensus was that this image is too hot (photography slang for over exposed) allow me to redeem myself with this image:
Don't tell me it's too dark!!!