>I am missing something here. Why is this regarded as very >good? The small version to me is OK. In the larger version >however, nothing is sharp and I find it distracting. Obviously >the author and some of the top Nikonians also like it. Please >forgive me, this is not negative criticism, I would really >like to know why the picture appeals to you (author >included).
on this picture is everything sharp except the water ( but this is intentionally not sharp). When I took it I liked the light on this scene and still do like it very much. This is my personal opinion.
No one is forced to share this opinion or to like the pictures I like even if they are taken by me.