I sometimes read journals but not all the time. I do read comments on the deviations though. Thank you for the information. I didn't even know about the metric until today.
It's sad to know. No wonder there are a lot of wonderful artists here that do not have as many views and watchers than those who aren't as good but are considered 'popular'. Most of the good artists have to get their work into several clubs to get noticed.
One of my favorite artists here is She doesn't have much pageviews but her art is beautiful.
I realize that not everyone reads my journal, and I do not expect them to. That is exactly why I posted the images with the titles I did today. I think the information is necessary for people to know. Informed consent is really what it is.
I took a look at mayfong. I will make a not and perhaps will feature her in a future journal. Thanks for th ewinfo.
Thanks Wayne, I didn't know this, I read your journal right now... (I'll write a comment in the right place as soon as possible) Here, in Italy, a very famous singer did the same experiment, at the underground station, earning a few euro... Unfortunately, more often than not, the pure talent is not rewarded: people are lazy and want to stop at appearances. After all, everything is tied to some business, maybe even here, on deviantART! I should not wonder if the deviations "quality" were driven by someone ... how sad
yesa indeed, I use a polarizing filter om almost every image I make. I also enhance blue and green... Oh heck.... I enhance the whole lot. I love colour and in a way it is my trade mark. Some people know my work even before they see the name. I am OK with that.
I too do not like being told that is "POPULAR" especially when it is not true. I would be so much better if instead of popular, the statement said... "these are the pictures that the metric has chosen to highlight." At least that would be honest and true.