Liz in Purple


johnriley

Link Posted 12/05/2013 - 23:02




A couple of shots from a photo shoot with our friend Liz, earlier today. This was Sue's idea - dropping the beads for Liz to catch. The studio flash doesn't quite freeze them, which I preferred as it does show some sense of movement.
Best regards, John

johnriley

Link Posted 14/05/2013 - 21:19
Many thanks for the comments Gareth and by all means be blunt!
Best regards, John

George Lazarette

Link Posted 16/05/2013 - 00:30
I don't think these were intended as works of art. Just a bit of fun. Furthermore, I prefer the expression on Sue's face in the second photo. She looks happy to me, not drunk.

I suspect that English isn't your first language, Gareth, (you don't seem to know what "blunt" means) so I hope you won't mind me pointing out that "would of" is not a tense. "Would have" is what you were after.

G
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Sean282

Link Posted 16/05/2013 - 02:38
George Lazarette wrote:

I suspect that English isn't your first language, Gareth, (you don't seem to know what "blunt" means) so I hope you won't mind me pointing out that "would of" is not a tense. "Would have" is what you were after.

G

Not a dig at all
I personally think Gareth's use of the apostrophe has to be congratulated for someone who hasn't a full grasp of the language

jeffstclair

Link Posted 16/05/2013 - 06:10
Are we looking at different photos ? jeff..

davidstorm

Link Posted 17/05/2013 - 20:47
I agree with Gareth on these particular images. I don't think he was being anything other than constructive in his comments and I think John has quite rightly taken them in the spirit intended.

I also agree that to start picking Gareth up on his grammar is a bit petty and is wide of the mark when we should be discussing the images posted, which were posted for CC by the way.

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michaelblue

Link Posted 17/05/2013 - 20:58
cardiff_gareth wrote:
lol you guys crack me up! Is this where I'm supposed to bite?

All you can comment on is some incorrect grammar rather than discuss the images presented. Isn't that the point of this section of the forum? Have we gone off topid here or have I missed the point?

Not incorrect grammer.....incorrect English

Why is helping someone with their English 'petty'?

By the way....I quite like the photos
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dougf8

Link Posted 17/05/2013 - 21:03
Look if you want correct English usage and correct grammar, why not post in the "camera" or "my photos" section of a pedants language forum, or set up a language forum. This is a site for Pentax users.

If you start picking out examples of poor English then why not pick ALL of them out from ALL the users as I'm sure we could do with pedants consistently sticking their ore in.
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 17/05/2013 - 21:12
I think you mean 'oar', Doug.

But back to the shot.... well, I think a bit more imagination re the lighting would have improved the shot. The shadows are too harsh for me.
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michaelblue

Link Posted 17/05/2013 - 21:15
Pentaxophile wrote:
I think you mean 'oar', Doug.


I rest my case
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cabstar

Link Posted 17/05/2013 - 21:16
Ore or awe or oar? only joking but seriously I am with you Doug. We write on forums and the internet on so many devices now and with spell checkers and suggested text inputs sometimes we take it for granted that what we type is correct.

At this moment I am typing on my windows phone and everytime I write a name without a capital letter it comes up with something else. Same on the iPad I write a word correctly and then it changes to another spelling suggestion.

I also think we have a few international users on the forum who all add to the discussion and posts commenting on spelling or grammar may put those forum members of posting again.

So back to the photography. I'm not to keen on the images, I like the idea but I don't think it has been well executed. I'm not very good with studio lighting so unfortunately cannot add how to make them better.
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davidstorm

Link Posted 17/05/2013 - 21:19
michaelblue wrote:

Why is helping someone with their English 'petty'?

Quite simply because we are on a forum that is about photography, not the correct use of the English Language. Some people find it genuinely difficult to use written language correctly and I don't think we should be focussing on that at all. BTW, I'm not suggesting that Gareth finds it difficult, before anyone jumps on that bandwagon.

Some people will also find it offensive when they are picked up on minor grammatical errors and it may put them off posting on a forum like this, which would be a shame as their use of written English does not disqualify them from making valid and meaningful comments on images.

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SteveEveritt

Link Posted 17/05/2013 - 21:28
davidstorm wrote:
michaelblue wrote:

Why is helping someone with their English 'petty'?

Quite simply because we are on a forum that is about photography, not the correct use of the English Language. Some people find it genuinely difficult to use written language correctly and I don't think we should be focussing on that at all. BTW, I'm not suggesting that Gareth finds it difficult, before anyone jumps on that bandwagon.

Some people will also find it offensive when they are picked up on minor grammatical errors and it may put them off posting on a forum like this, which would be a shame as their use of written English does not disqualify them from making valid and meaningful comments on images.

Regards
David

And Gareth's comments were valid and meaningful. Frankly I'd be disapointed with them too and they would probably have made it swiftly to the bin.
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DrOrloff

Link Posted 17/05/2013 - 21:39
People, glasshouses, stones. A sentence without a verb. Tut tut.
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davidstorm

Link Posted 17/05/2013 - 21:43
DrOrloff wrote:
People, glasshouses, stones. A sentence without a verb. Tut tut.



There's another sentence without a verb, in fact it doesn't even have any words.
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