You know, I like the pictures, especially the two of the dunes, the one with predominantly sky (and what a beautiful sky!) and the silhouetted one that looks like it was taken in the late afternoon. But have we become so sensitive to anything negative that someone simply expressing their opinion on the quality of one's work causes such a backlash that forces the poster to remove his comments? Are we only supposed to post if we have something positive to say about the images? While what sanj said may not have been that constructive, neither is "pretty images" or "beautiful shots". In fact, I'd argue that what sanj said is more constructive than simple appreciation. It allows one to think about what could be done better, if the composition was optimal, if the lighting was right, etc, moreso than any simple compliment.
If you are familiar with sanj and his work, you will understand the level of constructive input one can expect of him. I wouldn't have made the same comment towards anyone of lesser caliber. I am sure he might add something constructive if he has the time, and we all can benefit from it.
Also no one could forced him to remove his post. I admire and respect his voluntary gesture, and think it was very big of him.
No no nothing big. I was blunt and that is not good. I agree that just saying 'not great' without explanation is not that nice. I know Namibia so well and know what it has to offer.... I know CR guys are super photographers.... When I saw the post that they are in Namibia I was excited to see their pictures.
I am guessing that they are saving the best for later… CR talent and Namibia beauty combo is going to hit us hard!