You state some of the innumerable questions that might be discussed re. photographic communication, philosophy, and "style".
My own inquiry was not intended to plumb those depths,...but was rather prompted by a simple curiosity - "Wow!...Just how big ARE those trees, anyway?". I posted to find out whether Michael had perhaps taken a different shot which might make this more apparent, ...and he replied in the negative. I in no way suggested (or believed) that such a "different" shot would be "better' than the one posted by Michael., ...only that it might make relative sizes more apparent.
Your observation about my not having posted "a lot" is only valid if you add "here at LL."
I have blessed inter-net surfers with thousands of posts, scattered among several interest-forums, using a number of nick/user-names.
Thank you for your concern, but my skin thickness is more-than-adequte. Suicide is not contemplated, and sleep comes easily.
I have years of experience, both career-wise and on the web, re. net communication issues, and dealing with "edginess".
I don't propose to engage in a continuing exchange in this thread, as my question has been answered, and only deterioration can be expected when the discussion moves from the photograpic to personalities.
You are of course entitled to your impression as to what may have been/not-been intended.
In this case, my impression is different, and I'm sure you will agree that you are not actually in a position to clarify by speaking for other involved parties.
As pointed out, my original question was answered in short order. Ensuing posts find us venturing onto thin ice. My motivation has been the fact that I don't think that "courtesy" is a synonym for "passivity", and when I believe unwarranted deprecating insinuations have been made, I am likely to challenge them. Nothing has been posted that causes me to think I am mistaken in this instance.
We all know that when well-meaning (or other) "spectators", each having an opinion, begin to gather and post, molehills can easily grow into unrecognizable forms.
So, ...I have said my piece, and will attempt to refrain from further participation in this thread. The original subject is nearly out of sight behind us already.