Sunset, low evening light and fishing boats. It’s noticeable that visitors give more ‘likes’ to pretty landscapes and fewer to those images that are more the kind of subject matter that this photographer likes, which I suppose is only natural….we like what we like, and those ‘likes’ don’t necessarily correspond to what I judge myself to be a ‘better’ photo either which suggests that, either there is a perception that the only ‘good’ photograph is the one that you might put in your home, or that my judgement about what constitutes a ‘good’ picture is flawed.
Generally this response is replicated at my camera club and the ‘aah’ pictures of the cuddly dog are often preferred to documentary style images.
There is no absolute…..and there has to be an element of ‘Ahh!’
There should also be some appreciation about light and shade, colour, composition and picture division, and interpretation…..whether the picture has impact, whether it is telling a story, and whether it shows some creative originality in its presentation.
Hmm……when I get there, you will surely let me know…..