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Old 11-17-2004, 02:40 PM
pentax pentax is offline
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Thanks for all the replies. For a start i'm glad to see i'm not the only one who has had this experience (and thanks for the link Peter). I'm also starting to get a fuller idea of what this community is about.

On the semi-philosophical issues, I take the point that it has to be about *my* purpose and not relying on what other people may or may not see or think. I think that is the attitude I have had most of the time, but after reading the book in question I seriously doubted my own reasons for taking photos. [I can't go into the issues in any detail here]. Anyway, I think i'm getting over it (slowly)and i'll post some of my old (haven't taken any photos for about 8months) photos soon and I look forward to any comments/criticism.

I actually noticed that there is a post on the Photography forum that touches on one of the key issues that Sontag raises - 'realism' in photography - and i'll be interested to see how that thread develops.

Cheers for now,
Sean
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