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the vanity project1055 days ago -2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Well done on the Thurso barrel shot this month Sharpy, gotta be one of the most eye catching Carve covers ever
NYsurfer131456 days ago +1 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Hey man great photos, love your work. What camera do u use. Sick pics of norway
Tom Mosley1638 days ago +4 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
is this photo a painting? http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=129996
Sunspot1702 days ago -2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Hey! Read your view on voters giving 1's to perfectly good pics, makes no sense at all. Probably the same people that vote reasonable comments down as well. Call it jealousy, envy, hate.., who knows? Who cares? A good pic's a good pic period! As for good pics, thanks for the moments dude, yours are top drawer. Also, didn't realize that votes get pics onto the front page, I thought it was how many times viewed that pushed their rank up, so thanks for that info :@ Keep em coming please (pics that is)
Scott1737 days ago +3 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Lol a bit fancy.... your not a MSW admin/hacker are you???
Meunchkkleeerrr III1759 days ago +1 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
was about to say WIT WOOOO, i feel all under dressed in here...in fact i can see two burly men pushing veeps aside and walking stridently towards me and pointing to the fire exit....uh oh ...not again...
the vanity project1760 days ago +1 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
What’s going on here, your profile page is a bit posh innit?
Sharpy1760 days ago Unrated Rate Positive Rate Negative
I've got compromising photos of the MSW team... Heh heh.
the vanity project1755 days ago +1 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Add to cart
Coelacanth1755 days ago Unrated Rate Positive Rate Negative
Do any of them involve clowns and/or pies?
Sharpy1754 days ago +2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Strangely enough yes...
Sneakybadger 1779 days ago +1 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Sweet new uploads sharpes, would break my bank if it wasn't already! :)
Sneakybadger 1777 days ago +2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Front page domination! Nice one mate!
the vanity project1800 days ago -1 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Sorry to see you have gone the ‘disable comments’ route on your photos, I seem to recall a while back you said that wasn’t your style. I may well have missed some of the debate (and apologies if I have) but I don’t think anyone was having a go at you, just expressing their preference on what they like to see on a surf community website. I have to agree that I like the mix of pro/am uploads being displayed together, that’s what a community is all about. But if the home page gallery does turn into a pros only print sale I do feel it will be to the MSW’s detriment, however I don’t see the harm in trying to sell prints online with this new system as long as it isn’t in your face, no one is forcing anyone to buy them and I’m not much of a sucker for marketing anyway (I stopped paying attention to advertising when I found out that Redbull doesn’t actually give you wings…. my Raleigh Boxer was totalled trying to recreate the E.T. bmx scene when I was a yoof!). If that is the reason you disabled the comments then that is fair enough, I respect that, obviously the page looks a bit more professional without the forum rants below a shot. Can’t say I’m convinced there is vote rigging going on other then the usual tits who habitually vote 1 for shits’n’giggles but it would be a real shame if some amateur shots that deserve a bit of home page glory were shunned because this system gives right of way to pros, all images should get equal opportunity to shine via fair voting. I do agree with you about the viewing experience of poor photography though, there are some snappers who upload about 50 bland boring unedited shots per session and still have links to their website where they display and sell the same shots anyway, I personally don’t want to trawl through a pile of pish to get to a juicy image, people should be more selective in what they upload, make it their best work, then there is more incentive to go to their website/profile page to view more. If all people upload is tat why would anyone bother clicking on their personal website. But if you upload just one absolute gem, then yes, curiosity is rightly aroused. Less is more. And if I want to treat myself and reward the image maker by buying a print where is the harm in that? I fully appreciate pro camera gear aint cheap, I just upgraded my kit recently and I quite fancy justifying the cost by earning some money out of it before it is not a state of the art camera anymore (sometime next week probably!). Regardless of whether I can make some wedge from it I would still upgrade, shoot photos and share them anyway as I love taking surf shots, I imagine there are a great many people who would echo the same sentiment on here too. Hope you haven’t lost faith in the MSW forumites, you have a lot of fans on here and I include myself among them. P.S. stop ya whining about loss of earnings, we are all in a recession mate! I have endured a year of freezing cold showers and limited heating just so I could save money for a quicker upgrade, I haven’t seen my wang since Christmas!……my girlfriend says it hasn’t been missed :-(
Sneakybadger 1799 days ago +1 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Hat off to you Sir, a rather impressive rant and some good points put forward (i still like looking at the REALLY crap pics though, even if there's the tiniest hint of what the spot/day maybe like). I just want more more MORE!!!
Get Joggly1799 days ago +2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Now there is a challenge Sharpy. Create a body of work with a disposable point and shoot. I bet it would get a "feature" in the most prestigious surf press. The simple things in life are certainly the flavour lately. Call it " Tired of perfection ". On that same theme how about posting some of your early experimental pieces. Back in the day when you first "borrowed" dads Lomo. I think you would be pleasantly surprised how they will be accepted and appreciated. The feedback a lot more warming than a cheque in the mail ! Thanks mate.
mantis1798 days ago +3 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
too long for my attention span veeps. sorry. so I skipped to the last sentence...so, you have a girlfriend?
the vanity project1804 days ago Unrated Rate Positive Rate Negative
This new print ordering thingymagig looks interesting, is it just prints or are they gonna do photo-gifts as well? Hope they have an option to print to mini white t-shirts worn by teddy bears….its not for me you understand, just checking…what, stop looking at me weird! I want this shot as a fridge magnet now http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=44893&browseSession=537a43c48c6e902303949faf0d1cde07
the vanity project1815 days ago Unrated Rate Positive Rate Negative
You’re back! What happened to your profile chief? Hope your gonna re-uploadify some of your old classics. I image you have been MIA on the net, lost in Canon-rumours websites, dreaming of that magic upgrade.
Sharpy1809 days ago -3 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
The photo thing went a bit weird for a while and it seemed pointless them sitting there doing nothing. Also removed them cos they were quite good quality and didnt want people using them without me knowing. Posted smaller version on the www.slidemag.co.uk galleries now...
Sharpy1809 days ago Unrated Rate Positive Rate Negative
Oh and I got hacked off with putting up good shots which were obviously not shit and getting voted lots of 1's so it would never make the homepage... That sucked.
Sharpy1808 days ago Unrated Rate Positive Rate Negative
Old classics are coming back... But with the new fancy Print Ordering system the MSW geeks have been getting eye-strain and RSI installing!
the vanity project1804 days ago -2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Yeah, I remember seeing some of your classics getting snubbed by the masses, criminal, but what do the plebeians know eh? Didn’t figure you were a home-page whore though! As for the habitual ‘1 voters’ they either don’t like surf photography or don’t like surfing, but I suspect that they actually don’t like their lives much either, there are some very bitter people out there in electro-wonderweb land. Come to think of it, you get about to some lush places while I am stuck in Kernow a slave to my mortgage…next time you upload a shot I am sooo gonna vote you 1’s bitch! ;-)
Get Joggly1802 days ago +3 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
+ 1 for the repeatS !
The Kookoo1942 days ago +2 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Hiya Sharpy! Mate kudos on your photography work - I've just checked out slidemag as an online mag - frickin brilliant! Very tongue in cheek but great quality - keep up the good shizzazle! =D
Sharpy1809 days ago +1 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Why fanks!
formal unlooker1951 days ago Unrated Rate Positive Rate Negative
hi there. would you recommend the 450d as a good camera to start?
bellyshaker2000 days ago +13 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
SHARPY YOU ARE A SICK PHOTOGRAPHER!!! love to see pleanty of your photos on the homepage.. nice one:D
sUkya2010 days ago +8 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Much respect Sharps!! I am a semi -pro photog, also have work on MSW, ( i go by 'sUkya'). Your work is stunning!. I know you use a full frame, because the clarity is SICK. Do you personally fund all of your worldly expiditions or due board riders pay/bring you along to up their 'water-resume's'?
Portpipe2020 days ago +37 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
bummed about fins, twas a great mag.
westportmike2106 days ago +16 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Great shots . I'm a photographer (amateur) in Westport WA USA and I am trying to start an international surfing event (online) on January 1st each year. I call it SURF DAY 1... and my goal is to inspire surfers to start the new year out right... in the water. What I would like (and this is where you come in) is for as many people as possible to send me a great picture from a New Years Day Surf Session.... wherever they are in the world. My goal for this first SURF DAY 1 is to get pictures from 10 countries and 50 beaches. Next year I want to make a bigger deal out of it. If you are taking pics on Jan 1 please email me one or two. Also please forward this to any other surfers and/or photographers to get the word out. You can see more about what I am talking about by going to www.surfday1.com Thanks and have a great New Year! Mike Coverdale funsand@westportbeachescapes.com
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