There are several things that attract our eyes................
composition, color, detail, texture, rule of thirds, whatever the case may be. Maybe it is the subject matter. Landscape, portrait, macro, animals or whatever. But....have you ever paid attention to the title of the piece. I think titles are important also and merit thought. But the first thing you look at obviously is the picture. But how many of you pay attention to the title.
I ask this because sometimes I look at a piece and it does not grab my attention but the title does. And I go back and look at the picture again. And sometimes I might have missed something small that I did not notice before. Am I the only one that does this or does anyone else here pays attention to the title of the piece. Just asking. Sometimes a title like "Boy and Ball" is perfectly fine. And I like the tiltle but sometimes a title, using Cowboy as an example "Where is that wench?" not only is humorful but you can imagine the elk thinking that. Anyway it is just a thought.
Donna, you are right with your senses.
I guess I do the same.
No. Nothing wrong with you as a photographer at all. =)
Sometimes a title might not spring to mind at all. Then simply "Golden Gate Bridge at Dusk" or "Lake Merritt" is fine. "Boy with a Ball". The last one is how the Dutch painters tiltled their artwork in the 17th century.
Woman baking Bread, Girl combing her hair. Very simple titles but easy to remember and recognize. =)
Donna I think the title is extremely important… in most cases just as important as the picture. That is why I am somewhat angry with me… capturing so much sometimes, and getting so far ahead in capturing photos that I never get around to labeling them.