Our (photographers) taste in photos vs the general public

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Florida Nature Photographer
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Re: My opinion
In reply to windriver, 6 months ago

windriver wrote:

I don't care for the first photo. To me, it doesn't "say" anything. I have trouble finding a central point of interest in it.

Thanks very much for that. This is exactly the type of thing I want to discuss in this thread. You are not the first or second photographer to give me that same feedback on that specific photo. Yet, it didn't seem to bother the multiple people who singled that photo out as one of their favorites from my Winter Wonderful Land Flickr Slideshow (16 photos).

The second photo is nice - good light and interesting aspect ratio.

Prior to following a helpful suggestion I received here to change the aspect ratio from the original 16:9, the critique I received on the photo was that it lacked a subject.

The third photo is really good. I would consider cropping the right tree trunk out to draw more interest to the barn; I think that would make a nice print.

Again, this is not the first time someone suggested cropping the right side of that photo. Please elaborate. I wanted to keep the silo in the photo. If I follow your suggestion (as I currently understand it) I will not only cut out the silo but part of the barn. Since the barn is the subject why do you think that cutting part of it out will draw more interest to it?

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