Yes, I know what the image is Dana, and how it gets onto the print is critical to how it communicates with the viewer - and therefore how 'interesting' it is (to that viewer), or perhaps 'engaging' might be a better term for what I mean. Tim -----Original Message----- From: pure-silver-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pure-silver-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dana H. Myers Sent: 15 December 2006 19:26 To: pure-silver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [pure-silver] Re: The Quest and My Heresy?? Tim Rudman wrote: > Thank you Claudio ;-) > I was just reading this thread and debating whether to jump in and > disagree, but you did it for me. > > I entirely agree that often the process really makes the image. I > usually consider the straight print as simply a starting point for the > artwork I plan to make and I usually 'see' it in more or les finished > form when I take it, knowing that printed another way it would hold > little interest. This works for me (I hope) because I do see it in a particular way at the taking. > It would not necessarily work I think if a poor image was subsequently > altered to try and make a silk purse out of the proverbial sow's ear. > Post processing techniques can have a powerful effect on colour, tonal > relationships, bringing certain tones into dominance or the reverse > and these issues are important in the way an image speaks to the viewer. Agreed - and none of this contradicts my original point. When I speak of "interesting images", I mean, the thing on the print that people look at. How the image got onto the print doesn't change a thing - it's either interesting or it isn't. Cheers - Dana ============================================================================ ================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there. ============================================================================================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.