"As pleasing to the eye as the majority of the photographs are, almost all of them leave me desiring more from the image maker."
We probably need to go back at look at the "rules" for the contest.
But I understand exactly what Eugene means. I also thoroughly enjoy most of the pictures posted here on BPL. But for a contests, I want to understand the story...
- A beautiful vista of high altitude mountains and a seemingly endless vista, but you see the hikers struggling with the ascent and altitude, you feel their pain and slow progress, but you see that it will be worth it because you see the vista they will enjoy once at the top.
- A hiker strolling down a beautiful trail surrounded by breath-taking scenery. You see satisfaction and ease in the hiker's posture, they are communicating the enchantment and you can SEE they are happy.
- A grizzled hiker exiting a wonderful place, the hiker looks like he has been in the wilderness for a while, you see the wilderness behind him, and you see that he has been cleansed by the experience in his face and posture.