- Apr 20, 2020
- Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
- Real Name
- John ...
I agree, Richard.I will take you at your word for this one. There are some rather highly opinionated people over there. It's somewhere I avoid on account of it doesn't fit in with my personal internet forum ethos, ie, don't take yourself too seriously, life's too damned short.
Over some 60+ years, I have learned a good deal about photography, some of it wrong, no doubt.
However, most of what I know is based on very wide experience, reading and carefully examining books by authors with a lot of credibility in the field - Freeman Patterson, to name just one of many.
The trolls who permeate the entire culture of DPR have no such credibility, and often no photographs to show either. They were actively encouraged by Phil Askey from the day the web site was founded, back in the late 1990s. He sold out to Amazon around 2010, but the attitude remains to this day.
I can sometimes help people, and sometimes cannot. When I can, I try to. I expect that to be taken in good faith, as it is given. I'm not really interested in being hounded for six months or more about the species of owl portrayed in a woodblock print in a photo of one of our cats. This actually happened to me! Turns out I was right - it is a horned owl - and the troll was wrong. Funny that ...