Dee, 2 means: Interesting but,there is a lot misssing to 3 which is good.
No offence ment. Note: if I myself would take similar shot I woudn't even bother , to keep it on my HD.
As i see it, it is atmost of documentary value , but there is no artistict value.
PS : My standards for ratings were already damn high, even before I saw ur photo 8D
I see what you mean BR, and I respect your opinion.
When I look at the photo in general , I first notice the technique (focus, sharpness, exposure etc.) and a composition.
Then I go for the "artistic" value...With this particular image, as you can see, some folks can see something more in it, some don't. That is more of a subjective issue, whereas the quality is not.
As Kjask said, I expressed myself with this one, and when I look at it, it brings back certain feeling and mood ...then again that is very subjective...again, someone can see it, someone can't.. I do know I have better ones, or more expressive
And yeah, as for the ratings, if I rated images the way they do where I study photography, I don't think anybody would like me here, so much for the standards