out of contextFunny quotes from +Thomas Hawk ‘s article — http://thomashawk.com/2012/01/top-10-places-where-i-find-great-photographers-on-google.html — showing well real hypocritical face of G+ photo-community top spinners trying to keep things sterile in places which are convenient for them while being ruthlessly opionated and political in others: — quote start — 1) Non-watermarker/signature photographers. I hate watermarks and signatures. They drive me bonkers. Nothing personal, it’s just a pet peeve of mine. My eye is drawn to the watermark almost every time. I can’t enjoy the photo. I get agitated. They usually look big and ugly and like something a low rent cheap hack wedding photographer would use. The bigger the signature/watermark the worse. Some people hide them so well that I don’t see them. I’m ok with that — but… if I see them…. GAWD! AWK!
… 5) Someone who is positive and not a hater/stalker/harasser/etc. Nothing turns me off more than seeing someone who tears apart others. I’m not just talking about my own work here. If I see someone say something awful to someone else, especially someone else that I respect, I’ll probably drop them. If it’s bad enough I might even block them. The online photosharing world unfortunately has a very small minority who are petty, jealous haters — fortunately for us on Google+ there is a very robust block tool which can keep them away from us most of the time. — quote finish — Is it only me seeing little bit of logic conflict between 1) and 5) here ? They usually look big and ugly and like something a low rent cheap hack wedding photographer would use — is +Thomas Hawk talking about himself ? Frankly even if I follow his (dangerous for community) activities with great curiosity, I still can’t develop association in my brain between his name and picture. I managed to do this with +Trey Ratcliff, sometimes I have nightmares about radioactive bamboo forest in Arashiyama, but this guy is exceeding everyone — shaping world of photo without even having qualities of photographer ! Great stuff and Way To Go, Google+ ! +Thomas Hawk is on recommended photogs list and gaining tenths of thousands followers every day ! Attn: +Brian Rose