This could potentially be a discussion, but would go too far off topic re short focal length lenses and the original photo posted in this thread. It is a more generalized thing. But actually you aren't too far off in your assessment of my position. Even exposure is a matter of taste unless it clearly detracts from the purpose of the picture. After decades of study, yes I have come to reject much of what is said not only regarding good or bad photographs, but good or bad art in general. That's a rather crude summation, but anyway. Apologies, the HCB stuff really winds me up.
Originally Posted by blockend