Ryan, nice image, however I think it does have a subject, actually two, the star is a prominent element as is the black seam.
Originally Posted by Ryan McIntosh
Subtle is very hard to pull off and I think that that is why so many people take note of the lack of a subject in a photo, they are searching for something in the image to hang their hat on. And most of the time a subject less image does not work for them.
I only have one image that has no subject in it, and it is an image that works well only large. I do not have it on my web site nor do i have it posted here because it simply looks like a mess unless it's large enough to see detail.