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11. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting kombizz

why don't take images of living creatures rather than tese boring subjects?

Moderator's note: kombizz, in the future please express your opinions in a manner which is more thoughtful of other's artistic expression.

Have a look at your own photos first Kombizz, I still find shoes much more interesting than a toilet

Utrecht, I'm allowing kombizz's post to stimulate discussion. By all means, discuss, criticize, and express an opinion. I think kombizz could have expressed his views better, but there's no need for mud slinging just because you don't agree with another poster's views.

12. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Quoting Q'

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting kombizz

why don't take images of living creatures rather than tese boring subjects?

Moderator's note: kombizz, in the future please express your opinions in a manner which is more thoughtful of other's artistic expression.

Have a look at your own photos first Kombizz, I still find shoes much more interesting than a toilet

Utrecht, I'm allowing kombizz's post to stimulate discussion. By all means, discuss, criticize, and express an opinion. I think kombizz could have expressed his views better, but there's no need for mud slinging just because you don't agree with another poster's views.

Technically I just posted in the same more light way than Kombizz. And isn't discussion and sharing meanings also connected to some disagreement upon a poster's view? And what's more, look at this answers at others threads....I could have said worse things than this;)

13. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

I'm fascinated by the picture of the shoe with the yellow line painted over it. I find it absolutely hilarious that the painters didn't bother to pick up the shoe, or at least move it out of the way.

As for abandoned shoes as a photo essay, I think it's an interesting subject. Certainly something different than the usual travel photos, and it provides a consistant theme to the photos.

I also find it interesting my reaction to the pictures. I find myself feeling very sad and lonely looking at them, like I am empathizing with the abandoned shoes themselves.

14. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting Q'

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting kombizz

why don't take images of living creatures rather than tese boring subjects?

Moderator's note: kombizz, in the future please express your opinions in a manner which is more thoughtful of other's artistic expression.

Have a look at your own photos first Kombizz, I still find shoes much more interesting than a toilet

Utrecht, I'm allowing kombizz's post to stimulate discussion. By all means, discuss, criticize, and express an opinion. I think kombizz could have expressed his views better, but there's no need for mud slinging just because you don't agree with another poster's views.

Technically I just posted in the same more light way than Kombizz. And isn't discussion and sharing meanings also connected to some disagreement upon a poster's view? And what's more, look at this answers at others threads....I could have said worse things than this;)

If kombizz wants his photos criticized he can start a thread. Oneshoe started this thread asking for comments and I think he is more than able to take the criticism. That's one of the reasons I'm allowing kombizz's comments. I've had enough of my own stuff criticized to know that it comes from both sides. Whether someone is able to take a good picture or not in no way disqualifies him from giving an opinion. Where you err'ed is in taking this thread off topic. kombizz didn't do that in the least.

15. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Ok, fair enough. Better do delete the whole discussion then. Sorry for any inconvenience

16. Posted by oneshoe (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

Wow. What a reaction. I forgot I posted watermarked images. I see now why I was flagged :) Ill re-upload non watermarked ones. And believe it or not non of the shoes were ever staged. Some i think were recently "lost". The old saying truth is stranger than fiction is so true. Thanks to all that posted, especially the positive ones, although it is fun to see my images created some ripples. They sometimes bring out emotions of sadness and loneliness for me also. Although some have a whisical feel. Some have a "creepy" feel such as shoe #79. Like something is amiss and maybe some sort of foul play. I would post a link to my interactive map as I logged them all in on google earth with GPS coordinates. but not sure if I can here. I guess if someone messages me I can send it, but I do not want to be banned so I will not post it here. Thanks again to all that posted. I am new to this forum and so far it has a good vibe, I like it!

17. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 8y

I really like the photos, though i have mixed views on them coming under the umbrella of travel photography. The idea sounded a bit boring until i looked at the photos! Gets you wondering on the story behind the shoe. But, ultimately, when i look at travel photography i look for photos that inspire me to get off my couch and go visit a place i've seen in a photograph, these photos don't do that. I think they are great though, they are fun to look at and a pretty unusual subject.

18. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

first of all I am sorry if I offend anybody in this thread.
I simply wrote my sincere feeling. If you think I was wrong to write my opinion, then do not hesitate to delet my initial response.
I personally believe that people are different in having different belief and opinion of one idea, otherwise all of us could bored for ever.
Also I should mention that I did NOT see any images of these shoes anywhere as there was not any link to that in this thread at all !
(perhaps if I see the collection, I might change my opinion).

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 15, 2007, at 7:47 PM by kombizz ]

19. Posted by oneshoe (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

You might be right. Just looking at them does not show too much travel. I guess the story behind them brings the travel aspect alive. Seeing them out of context they are kind boring. I guess the reason I called them travel photography was the fact I took them while traveling the US in my motorhome for the year or so. I am ucky enough to have them in 18 different states so far. Thanks for the insights. I will start posting some traditional travel photos as well tonight.

20. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

Quoting oneshoe

You might be right. Just looking at them does not show too much travel. I guess the story behind them brings the travel aspect alive. Seeing them out of context they are kind boring. I guess the reason I called them travel photography was the fact I took them while traveling the US in my motorhome for the year or so. I am ucky enough to have them in 18 different states so far. Thanks for the insights. I will start posting some traditional travel photos as well tonight.

So, may I ask you the link to your images please.
Perhaps I DID pre-judge your idea.
Sorry if I did make trouble in the first place.