Viewing a photograph should evoke some kind of emotion. Sometimes it can be shock, or arouse a memory whether pleasant or sad. It can tell a story to document an event, capturing a moment in time. It can have a touch of humor or bring a tear to your eye. It can be artist and graphic. Or it can be just plain pretty.
I have been questioning the validity of this series of photographs, did they have merit? But then I thought of all the landscape photographers that go out to photograph Slot Canyon, the Salt Flats, Mount Rainer, etc. The images I have seen shot in those locations are just beautiful. Since I live in the city, this in my take at landscape photography.
I have lived on the island of Manhattan for close to 40 years. I have lived 5 blocks from Central Park for close to 28 of those. Only in the last year or so have I come to embrace the park and all the beauty that it has inside. My love of photography makes me see in new ways and explore different locations, something I might not do without my camera. It makes me appreciate this city, seeing it in bountiful and distinctive ways.
Sometimes a photograph can be just plain pretty.