The Editor is Your Friend

A couple of days ago I saw a post on Twitter titled The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011.  To be blunt, the title is a complete lie.  Many of the images are boring.  Few of the images work without a caption to explain what is shown.  Good images speak without a caption.  The adage isn’t “a picture is worth a thousand words” for no reason.  There is  good stuff in the list but it’s diluted among weaker images.  The post could have worked far better with 10 images.  Of course 10 images probably wouldn’t pull in the eyeballs.

Harping away is pointless though.  Instead I’m going to edit the 45 down to 5.  Here goes my take.

 

1.  This is a powerful image.
 image.

 

2. Dusty?
Dusty?

 

3. Somewhere in Europe.
Somewhere in Europe.

 

4.  Somewhere in Middle America.
Somewhere in Middle America.

 

5. Snow.
Snow.

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