This may seem redundant, after all leaving a comment is a straightforward procedure, but I just wanted to say a few words about:
One of the major reasons I set up chromasia was to help me to become a better photographer. With that in mind, any comment that moves me in that direction is welcome; i.e. comments about how the composition of a shot could have been improved, comments about lighting or use of colour, technicalities such as DoF, shutter speed, etc, thoughts about the post-processing … and so on. All of these are welcome. What’s less useful is when people say things like “I don’t like this one”, but they don’t explain why. It’s a fair enough point – I don’t expect that every image I put up will be liked – but it isn’t much use to me (or anyone else who visits) in the absence of an explanation as to why the shot didn’t work for you. So, if you really don’t like a particular shot, or you think there’s something about it that could be improved, please try to tell me why and/or how.
The above said, I also appreciate the “great shot” type of comments too. When I visit other photoblogs I often really like a shot but struggle to think of anything even vaguely original to say or, equally, find that I can’t really put into words what it is I like about a particular image. At these times I leave a “wonderful shot” comment to simply acknowledge that I liked what I saw, but can’t really say way, or, often, don’t have the time to say anything else.
responding to comments
Sometimes I reply to all the comments that are left on chromasia, and at other times I hardly reply to any – it really depends on how busy I am. What I always try and do though is respond to questions, normally by way of a comment, but sometimes by email too. So if you do ask a question in your comment, check back later and I’ll probably have answered it.
Of all the things I hate in the world, spam comments are right up there with the worst of them. Please don’t spam my blog. If you do, I’ll remove your comment (and any others you may have left that use the same url) and generally think bad things about you.