Quote Originally Posted by Ed Sukach View Post
I would suggest that this "rule" - as well as many others - is better viewed as an advisement, rather than a hard and fast requirement for a successful photograph.
Dear Ed,

As so often, I agree with you: the 'rules' are often excellent rules of thumb, but that's all. And like several people, I'd also query the word 'subtle', in that short-term impact and long-term staying power are by no means synonymous. Is staying power subtler than impact? Or merely different?