It is one of those trying times for me right now....challenges, challenges and more challenges.
As I processed this photo it pretty much matched my mood. A dark forest being slowly being lit by the morning sun after a rainy night. The morning haze showing off the rays of light and mist. i see a lot of darkness, but I can still feel the light of the Lord guiding me step by step through the woods.
As a newer artist I still find it extraodinary when emotion guides your artistic decisions and direction. I think that is what makes the whole adventure enjoyable and thought provoking. Yet I cannot help myself from asking if anyone else sees my vision the same way...or will it merely become whatever they want it to be? If someone does not see what you intended are you a success or a failure?
To answer my question, I think it would be silly to think everyone will look at the photo the way you intended. We all have different thoughts, perspectives and references. Success and failure of a piece really depends on whether or not the image gets you to simply stop and think about your photo as they apply their thoughts to it.
P.S. X-E1 with 18-55 shot while cooking eggs and sausage.