I really don't think there's that much difference between a human and animal subject when it comes to eye contact. I think this shot has a lot to commend it and it definitely would work as part of a story where it was the final shot of the girl swimming away. But taken out of that context and standing on it's own I think it's a little lacking. It's a very nice shot, I'm not knocking it, just giving my opinion....since you asked for it.
I have not thought about shooting a sequence of shots to tell a story, its a great idea.
I do value all points that people put across to me so thank you for your input. I think you have a valid point.
I guess in the end if the image that an individual has created is appealing to them thats great, if it appeals to most thats even better.
Photography is so personal and I love hearing everyones opinions and thoughts on what they like or dislike about an image. Just because some may have a different view on the image does not mean that they are right or wrong it's just their personal opinion and we all have one and should share that.
Edited by MATT S, 25 May 2012 - 09:34 PM.