Niagara's Horseshoe Falls
by aliquiComment by ubique:
I scored it 4 . Not for any of the mild quibbles raised about composition or focus, etc. but because it is simply a boring picture. So for me, the only way to make the photograph better is to not take it at all.
That's harsh, if your intention with this picture is solely to practice the technical aspects of photography. But even if your intent was limited to that, why point the camera at something of which there are already fifty thousand photos taken every hour? Especially from the same angle, at the same time, and same point of view? It's going to be a cliche and boring, no matter who takes the picture and with what.
I can anticipate that you (and many others) would resent my feedback, and say ''But I'm just trying to learn to be a better photographer'. But the point of owning a camera is not
to be a photographer, it's to take pictures. And if the pictures are standard views of standard subjects, they simply can't be interesting. And if a picture isn't interesting, nothing else matters.
Of course I'm not much of a photographer, by popular acclaim.. But it wasn't what was popular you asked about, it was what (about your picture) was unpopular. And that's my view.
If it's any consolation, some of the most popular and successful photographers at DPC seem to take nothing but boring pictures, presumably having become afraid to do anything different.
Don't do that. Let curiosity be your guide.