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Duke Forest: Floating

 

The absolute worst thing a person can say about your pictures is, “That’s nice.” It’s the kiss of death. – Joe DiMaggio (also the name of a center fielder)

 

 

 

More photos at https://larrybliss.aminus3.com/

 

Word blog: https://lnbliss.wordpress.com/

Duke Forest: Floating

 

The absolute worst thing a person can say about your pictures is, “That’s nice.” It’s the kiss of death. – Joe DiMaggio (also the name of a center fielder)

 

 

 

More photos at https://larrybliss.aminus3.com/

 

Word blog: https://lnbliss.wordpress.com/

comments (10)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 27 Jul 2018, 00:59
Joli bouquet avec de belles couleurs. J'imagine leur parfum.
Larry Bliss: Merci...
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Jul 2018, 04:56
How proty they are.
Larry Bliss: Thank you Ray... I like proty.
This is just gorgeous, Larry! Love the composition & color!
Larry Bliss: I just frame it. God does all the heavy lifting. smile
Thats due to the overuse of superlatives, how can coffee be 'awesome! You've touched a nerve with me, I described some food as nice, and was asked if I didn't like it ?! Anyway, I think 'Its interesting' is worse....smile Anyway this photo is lovely. smile
Larry Bliss: haha... "Interesting" is not a great compliment, indeed. It could mean, I'm too polite to tell you it sucks. It at least indicates someone has actually looked at the picture. "Nice" is what you say after seeing it for 0.000003 seconds.
So, no "it's nice" from me, Larry! But they really are gorgeous.
Larry Bliss: Thank you for not being nice! smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 27 Jul 2018, 06:18
This is dreadful Larry


Actually it's nice but I read your words of wisdom from Joe..
Larry Bliss: LOL... I love it that there are two Joe Dimaggio's...
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 27 Jul 2018, 06:45
Great colours and an "interesting view" from Joe.... I am with Frank that "Interesting" is more deadly than "nice"...... wink
Larry Bliss: Thanks, Astrid. I would rather hear "that stinks" or as one person said "it's depressing" than weak praise. smile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 27 Jul 2018, 06:51
Good light and dark quality Larry.
Larry Bliss: It's "nice" of you to notice... smile
What gorgeous roses! I love seeing flowers.
Larry Bliss: I have become quite fond of them. They make good subjects and stand still, except in a high wind.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Jul 2018, 11:46
They are indeed floating there.

This thing about the adjectives - Frank hits the nail on its head. Everything is about the wrong use. For instance, when I say a picture is interesting, it means that it is holding my interest. That cannot be said of many pictures. Also, a badly taken picture will lose my interest in half a second. Now I see people saying "interesting" is a killer.

"Nice" may be a killer, but there are worse positions for a picture to be in, than being nice smile
Larry Bliss: A good witty reply. The quote about "nice" inspired me to write a short essay, upcoming in my word blog. Yes, that's a plug. smile I suppose "scenic" or "rectangular" would be other examples of damning with faint praise. smile

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