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    Apologies to those favoriting these on my junk account. Decided to move them here.

    These are just fun shots that I like but I know aren't particularly creative or well-composed. But I don't think I'll ever be able to do that consistently. I'll just settle for being the guy that sometimes makes cheat engine tables that other people use to take much better shots :P

    PhilGPT, droppedelk, Recluse., and 27 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Meepan [deleted] 7 months ago | reply

      Keep coming back to this, it should be a promotional poster.

    2. Spineless Jelly 7 months ago | reply

      Hey, faves on that other account are practically invitations to move things over.

      This one in particular, it needs to stay here as a reminder that sometimes rules don't apply, sometimes screenshots can be good just because (though I suspect there are symmetries hidden in this cheerful chaos).

    3. jim2point0 7 months ago | reply

      I'm usually happy if just 1 shot of mine from a game gets that comment. Woo!

      Well, I do like this one (aside from that terribly low-res skybox). When I started taking screenshots of games, I was just snapping whatever I thought looked pretty... never taking the time to frame it in any particular way.

      But when I look at Duncan's shots, everything looks so deliberate. He never just screenshots "stuff." There's usually always a focus and something to guide your eye around the image. And a witty title.

      So I struggle with uploading stuff these days that I don't think meet some standard that I think people are looking for. Image quality is pretty easy to achieve these days, so I need to bring more to the table than just that. But those creative compositions do not come naturally for me. I don't have the mind to set up scenes in a certain way. Good framing in my shots is almost always accidental.

    4. Spineless Jelly 7 months ago | reply

      Yes, well, clean, lean and well-orchestrated is just one way of doing things (which I admire at least as much as you do). There is beauty outside one single aesthetic paradigm.

    5. Meepan [deleted] 7 months ago | reply

      I think spontaneous shots often turn out to be the best ones. As soon as you start overthinking it that's when things lose their original flair. Not always, but often. For the record I see some sort of rule of third stuff going on, the headlight flare itself is a guideline you never would have noticed in a quick shot, and your vision is pretty much triangulated all in the left, it's so dynamic. You're caught in a glorious blaze of color with the red car anchoring it together, it's hard not to just stare at it in awe. But why'd you have to mention that skybox ;_;

      ...did you really just say all you're bringing to the table is a high standard of IQ? You never give yourself enough credit, you know? In that random fave-bombing yesterday I saw similar comments by you referring to your work, and seriously, face it... you're good at this and aren't just taking random shots of stuff. That framing isn't by accident, it's innate, because just by setting things up the way you want to see them you're left with an inherently attractive shot. Gut instinct ftw. You can keep saying it's luck but not if it happens consistently.

      And while it's great to have standards for your own work (the toughest of standards!) it's silly to post only stuff you think people will like. If you think it succeeds, there's no reason to hold back. If you think it's just "good" and not standout, sure, be critical about it, sit on it a while and see if you think it's worth putting up at all, or go back and try for better. I may not have "the eye" or whatever but feel I have a grasp on when I see skill put into shots and I see a lot of it in yours.

      And Duncan is a wizard.
      It's normal to be off the mark in some shots but to have visual and technical success so often is not even human :P I feel we will never know his secrets...

    6. Meepan [deleted] 7 months ago | reply

      Well, that turned out way longer than expected

    7. jim2point0 7 months ago | reply

      Too late to have a useful response just yet. I'll revisit that comment tomorrow :)

    8. Meepan [deleted] 7 months ago | reply

      Yep.. once I get started I don't stop.

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