I cannot think of a color image that has taken my breath away(they're mementos at best); but numerous B&W images by people like Adams, Weston, Butcher have made me hold my breath while in grasp of something beautiful. Street photography leaves me cold; yet a Dorothy Lange captures an image of humanity that is gripping.

Clarity of image is central - blur, soft focus & other anti-photography techniques make me wonder why bother using a camera. The f64 group & their descendents are my guide.