You're missing the point. I'm not saying that there is necessarily anything at all to say about the photos, or that you should be expected to say something about them. All I'm saying is to show some common courtesy to a first-time poster by not totally ignoring their work and using their topic as an excuse to talk about totally unrelated things. That's all. It's not rocket science.
Indeed, and rather than be on target as you practically forced me to be, I'd have preferred to have refrained from direct comment on the images bcause I don't as a rule, like to opinionate on someone else's work. However, since I found the 'irrelevant' comments of interest, I though I might as well respond to them, which I did. And yes, I do find that the use of space in this case was anything but good manners; I also think the entire episode was intended as no more than a plug if only because there is no other reason obvious to me why else the original posting would have taken place.
There are lots of people here with websites; few have taken the liberty shown in this instance. How about that for a breach of manners, especially
in the case of a first post? But maybe it's a cultural thing and I don't get it, in which case, two cultures have picked up on something new.