What fun it is to get blog comments like this (in this case in response to my blog post about HDR)
"WOW Dave... I am suprised at this short article.
Ahh, so you and Adobe are the authority on HDR are you...? You [two] get to decide what it's called eh? Hmmmm, seems like arrogance to me I'm afraid.
As with all photography, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some like it, some don't. It's not up to you or anyone else for that matter to tell people what is right or what is wrong about any specific HDR'ed image - it's entirely 100% up to the person looking at it."
comment by "theMusicMan"
I suppose I could have simply deleted the comment - yes, I moderate the comments on my blog, mostly because I still get spam - but I thought it might be interesting to highlight this type of comment.
By nature, I thought, everyone agrees that a blog is a place to share your own opinion. In my HDR post, I thought I was careful to use words like these (directly quoting from that post):
in my opinion
To me, that's always been the benefit of HDR
To each his own I guess
I'm not saying that everyone should think this way
But I guess - in my opinion - people interpret words the way they want, and somehow me offering my opinion - and explaining my personal taste - seemed arrogant to theMusicMan. Sorry dude, I wasn't trying to tell anyone what's right or wrong, just offering my opinion.
Blogs are all about personal opinions, no?
Okay, end of rant. Now I can have a wonderful weekend :)