Quote Originally Posted by ntenny View Post
I suppose it might, if their answer contains an insight into cats or mushy peas that you hadn't thought of before and that changes how you experience them. I'm not sure what level of "insight" is meaningful for mushy peas, but for a work of art, sure.

I think you are right.

Sorry for the poor analogies, folks. That was not one of my brightest moments ever...

I guess perhaps I wanted to say something to the extent of the photograph being 'effective'.

Looking at the scene it can be interpreted in as many ways as there are viewers, of course. Looking beyond ones own 'likes' or 'dislikes' can sometimes be difficult, so I agree with you that discussing with others will help. Thanks.