The Dream Within Pictures
Follow TheDreamWithinPictures on Twitter

Denver TV News Anchor Goes Viral With Rant on Boring Snow Photos

On the off-chance you thought photo blogs had some kind of monopoly on rants about lazy and thoughtless photography practices, witness the majesty of Denver TV news anchor Kyle Clark in action.

Denver was hit by a major snowstorm last weekend. And, like clockwork, readers start showering Clark’s employer, NBC affiliate KUSA, with photos of snow… Sitting on top of their patio furniture… Doing nothing.

“Why is it that every time it snows, we whip out photos of our patio sets like we’re showing off baby photos of our kids?” Clark asked in an on-air editorial/rant that quickly went viral. “Is that really the best we can do?”

“We live in one of the most beautiful spots on earth, but we point our cameras toward the back porch,” continues Clark. “Yes, everybody is impressed you have a four-piece set; we saw it at Costco, too.”

Clark went on to suggest that viewers expend a little more effort next time the powder flies. Try getting a person in the shot. Maybe that person could even be doing something, like winter sports or shoveling the driveway. Anything but static, mass-produced objects covered in varying levels of snowfall.

“I know why we take photos of snow-covered patio sets: It’s easy,” Clark concludes. “Point your camera out the window and click. Are we really the state that takes the easy way out? C’mon Colorado. We love winter. We own winter. So let’s see some photos that look like it next time it snows!”

Response to the piece was generally delighted (with a few exceptions), with photo dweebs especially appreciating the call for aesthetic sanity. Clark played along with the comic tone, Tweeting after last night’s soul-crushing Denver Broncos loss: “just want to go home and look at my secret stash of snow-covered patio pics.”

(via DIY Photography)


Image credit: Patio Furniture by tbridge

[via PetaPixel]

[via PetaPixel]

Visitors: 87

Comments are closed.

comments-bottom

Featured Photos

A Rose… Posted by author icon The Dream Within Jan 16th, 2012 | no responses
Eclipse Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 9th, 2011 | no responses
”In a strange land” Exhibi... Posted by author icon Jean-Luc Dushime Sep 24th, 2011 | no responses

Random Photos

Walt Disney Concert Hall #... Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 25th, 2012 | Comments Off on Walt Disney Concert Hall #2
Psychedelic Lights #2 Posted by author icon The Dream Within Mar 21st, 2011 | no responses
The Dream Within Pictures ... Posted by author icon The Dream Within May 24th, 2014 | Comments Off on The Dream Within Pictures is on see | me… Please show your support…

Top Rated

Lovers #2 Posted by author icon The Dream Within
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, avg: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...
A Rose… Posted by author icon The Dream Within
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (3 votes, avg: 4.00 out of 5)
Loading...
Lovers #1 Posted by author icon The Dream Within
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (4 votes, avg: 3.00 out of 5)
Loading...