IMO, no one's opinion matters but yours in the judgement of things you want to look at.
If you like it, then it's good, if not, then it isn't. I have this conversation often with my wife. That you may not like something that lots of other people do doesn't make your opinion invalid. Vive la difference!
As for that particular photo, I happen to like it, FWIW. Interestingly, earlier this year I went to a talk by John Sexton, and he showed two examples of that photograph, one was a straight print, the other was what we're all familiar with. As noted earlier, the straight print is awful. It's a good lesson in how important the final rendering of a negative into a print is.
(assuming you like the picture in the first place )
Last edited by bdial; 09-01-2012 at 08:38 PM. Click to view previous post history.