Of all the crazy things that I have shot as I play with exposure, shutter speed etc. this nothing shot appeals to my eye for some reason?? It is a nothing shot of a stack of books, big deal. Does someone who understands what makes a photo have appeal have an opinion as to why I might think this shot is the least bit interesting?? I am really embarrssed to post this but maybe I will learn something basic or that I have a sick eye.
It's ok to say it has no appeal at all. Alot of people have looked but no comments. So I guess everyone looked at the photo and thought I must have been on "crack" when I took the shot and wrote the comment! The only merit I thought this shot had was the sharpness of the lettering and contrast??? Maybe I was on "crack" and didn't realize it. LOL!
Hey, as long as you're happy with it that's what counts. It may be the initial images I've seen from you of your instruments but for some reason your dark, contrasty images remind me of stained wood - I like the look so keep it up!
I don't think you're on crack... I think I can see what you're talking about here. There is definitely some potential there... have you tried taking a shot of the books from a slightly different angle... say from about the same point above however shooting at an angle to the spine. Not sure how to describe it... but I do see something that could be nice there.
I would have to agree with Jeff. If it makes you happy then that's what counts. I, like you, have taken many shots adjusting aperature, shutter speed etc..just for my own curiosity and to learn my D40. Most of the shots were of my cat because he's cooperative and puts up with me, but I have had some interesting shots of the interior of my house as well.