Some of you totally missed the point of Art's article. It wasn't about the final image (or any of the others), it was about his PROCESS of thought. Get over yourselves, folks. Art didn't write his article hoping for critiques, he wrote it to help us become better photographers by opening our eyes to, perhaps, other possibilities we may not have considered.
I do agree.
The articles are usefull, some may be aimed to beginners, others to more advanced etc... but the images that illustrate them are not
made for art critics or pro exhibitionism.
The writters have their own web-sites for that purpose.
Ok, it's always nice when pics are top, but the reason of these articles is IMHO, first pedagogic.
I think we should look at these that way.
I've been learning very usefull things here, and not specially when a picture was "Whao"!
If one day I can make whao pics, part of these acheivement will be thanks to many articles like this one,
so I tend to give them value, even when I'm not interested.
I think we forgot too often that all this are given things to us, and for free.