Emotion is what makes a good picture a great picture, it’s about the time we invest, are we taking the shot or being taken by the shot.
I’ve posted this link several times to the café, http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/digitalmedia/2008/08/13/vincent-versace-psw.html
whether anyone took the time to go visit and watch I don’t know, no feedback was forthcoming … cut through some of the dross and I think many will find it to be quite an insightful and thought provoking watch. Grab a coffee before watching, it's about 30 minutes long.
Sure we can all learn something from the comments made on our shots and this is why I bang on about giving comments and constructive feedback in the gallery … the bigger the pool of thought the more that can be learned, not just by the poster of the shot, but by everyone who subsequently visits and takes the time to view.
To those viewing a photography it has little do with how we got to the final shot, just the effect it has on the person viewing. We should not be concerned about seeing our work through the eyes of “others”, our concern should always be “others” seeing our work through our eyes … sure some will fall by the wayside, others will totally get it and others will take something totally different away from what was intended, that’s the very subjective nature of anything artistic … You can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not please all of the people all of the time. Take this shot that I recently uploaded http://www.photography-cafe.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=3056&pos=2
two totally different comments ... which is right and which is wrong ... neither, it is about peoples different interpretation and perception
I get the whole idea of getting caught up in the moment, especially when it comes to editing your shots, working non destructively via adjustment layers and smart objects is invaluable … we should never be in to much of a rush to show our work … give it a couple of hours, even a day and then go look at the result with fresh eyes, often what we miss originally will be seen and can be corrected.