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Time to flush the Toliet / Groups!

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 4:10 AM
Slowly but surely I am thinning out the groups which I no longer seem to fit into.  I have decided if  even a single  vote is required for my image to be admitted, I am probably in the wrong group and am dropping membership in that group along with the watch on it. I think that the unrestricted groups are most likely the only ones I will support with submissions/ and watch besides my friends galleries. If it gets down to viewing only the unrestricted groups images, I think that it would be a better  selection than some elitist group with a narrow focus.

I think that when other people decide when someone's images are good enough to be included in the groups galleries, its time to rethink my reasons for being in that group. Given that I don't really give a rats rear end if anybody else likes my photos, it makes no sense to get stressed out when one of them is declined for content or lack of whatever someone else feels is "artistic worth". I feel that artistic worth is reserved exclusively to the artist that created or captured the image and is never ever the domain of another person.

I would much rather wander through a huge amount of "OK" images picking and choose for myself which I personally liked than to have them filtered out before hand and be shown only those that someone else feels are "good enough" to be viewed.  If the person submitting the image made the effort to capture or create the image and to share it with the community, I will take the time to look at it myself and not allow someone else to dictate what I am allowed to see.

So support the open groups first and then the narrow focus ones secondly. You will see my images in the open ones from now on unless its a specific camera or film group that I belong to( "if its on film, its worth looking at"......a philosophy  the digital groups seem to have lost ).


Steve McClelland
United States
Drive slowly! The dinosaur you save may be me!

I have been taking photos mainly for myself since the early 70's. Still prefer film over digital for B&W shots.

Most of my work is what I see through the viewfinder as I wander around, unplanned for the most part and is nothing more than a "memory" of a moment frozen in time by the camera's shutter.

Should you find something that you like as you wander thru my "Memories", feel free to create a new memory for yourself.

Current Residence: Der haus im wald
Personal Quote: "so ist das leben"

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Several new kittens under foot with another litter on the way. Also our old maid goat finally had a kid, "Daisy May"!

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Actually havent had time to do much photo work with the upcoming move and limited time:-(
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