Why is it that some times you see a photograph and you just say ‘WOW’, but other times you turn over the page without a further thought?

Is it the subject matter itself that provides the WOW factor, or is it that illusive sense of compositional balance and structure that some photographs have? Or is the light that can so transform an image, or the split second timing that captures the ‘decisive moment’?

Or maybe it’s that sense of hidden meaning that can draw you in and bring you back for a second look.

I hope at least some of these photographs give you an occasional WOW, and if they do, then maybe you'll let me know.