A "Perfect World" Image: - What do I mean? It's one that satisfies me in many respects: subject matter, composition, colors (or tones and shades of monochrome), contrast, focus and depth of field and all the other technical stuff one considers when viewing an image.
But even more, I'm after an emotion evoked by looking at the image:
* Does it excite me?
* Does it "wow" me?
* Does it tell a story?
* Does it have mystery so I can guess at the story?
* In other words, does it interest, excite and satisfy me time after time?
* Can I "grow old" with it as a companion?
* Best of all, will it transport me over the sea to that magical land where Puff the Magic Dragon resides?
Sometimes, to get a perfect world image, I find I must "break out of the box" of accepted photographic conventions. If you care to, you can read about how I broke out of the box.