Oh, so subjective. I’ve been watching comments on flickr and Stuck in Customs picking aport one of Trey’s newer pics. It’s not among his technical best, but I’m a bit… amused, I suppose, at the vehemence that people are showing. Like the “If you’re going to post rubbish like this” comment – I guess I just don’t get it, what purpose does that serve?
I suppose I see it from multiple perspectives: first, the whole concept of taste in art – it’s entirely subjective. You may be a highly discerning photographer, so you don’t like this one. That’s you.
Second, what purpose does such a statement make? It’s not like he owes people anything. In fact, I would argue that a large part of the world owes him: he’s effectively introduced the majority of us to HDR.
Fortunately for us, Trey is apparently handling it well. Bigger man than I.