Photo, photography

Romantic images sell

I post the image above to one of my galleries on SmugMug. Then I get this comment:

Hey, redo the picture and you’ll have a heart shaped sky! Do you see it? If you would crop out upper half of the picture and turn it 180 degrees, you would have a heart. and you know…. romantic images sell!

And seconds later I’ve done some cropping and rotation in Aperture and this one is up there as well.

Haven’t sold it yet, but I can see all kinds of embarrassing metaphors popping up. “Look up and you’ll find love”. Blah. Blah. I’ll let you know if someone buys it.

The interesting thing here is how the community steps in and gives valuable advice. Just because they can.