Rob Young is experimenting with a different use for the blog, as an avenue of critique.

In his own words,

" In this series I plan to link to one of my images, explain what I was trying to achieve with it, then invite you, the good and true ipernity member to comment. There is only one rule; please play nice"

Why not check out his post at

I think this is a great idea. It's ideal for photosharing as it provides viewers with a view of the motivation behind the images. Allowing feedback creates an interactive,positive experience, rather than a passive one. It also encourages viewers to think about the image and their reactions to it. By keeping the discussions in the blog, you end up with a rich resource for viewers and insight for the photographer as to the response generated.