Well I suppose it's good to get things off your chest, so here goes:
Well-executed photographs with interesting subject matter, or ones which convey strong emotions or otherwise draw me in as a viewer (so an entirely personal thing).
Photographs that show some special quality of the light (hard to define exactly what this means).
Photographs of things/people/places that I haven't seen before (especially from the earlier years of photography and therefore liked as much for their content as for their technical qualities).
Almost all photos of a jetty sticking out into an empty sea. It's not that they're bad pictures, but the internet would be half its present size if they all ceased to exist.
Milky water: flowing down waterfalls, swirling round rocks (with or without strategically placed autumn leaf), washing up on the beach. It just looks downright freakish.
Photographs in exhibitions with incomprehensible captions. I can only take so much "autobiographical ethnobiology" without feeling like biting my hand off.
Last edited by Edward_S; 05-26-2011 at 10:55 AM. Click to view previous post history.