That's really interesting to me Mike. I've seen some of your threads, where you walk us through the BTS of how you imagine and then execute a shot. I'm not saying your photos should be pulling in six figures, , but I can't understand how someone with your skill and eye/imagination looks at the framing in that photo and finds it to be exceptional. May very well be my lack of 'an eye', which I can accept.I've loved that image because of how the tricycle frames the background ever since I first saw it decades ago. I've never seen another one like it.
The only way I can describe that reaction is that I know something is art for me if it moves me and I know that it's not art for me if it doesn't move me. Unlike so many of the artists, the critics and the curators that understandably depend at least somewhat on others agreeing with them, I really don't care if the rest of the planet agrees or disagrees with me about a particular work.Art appreciation is about an emotional reaction to me that I can't very well describe.