A couple days ago, I started a thread asking for examples of shots that you think might be over-analyzed by viewers. It didn't go quite in the direction I'd expected, but lead to some interesting conversation nonetheless and the realization that many do take shots with an intended message or at least hope the viewer will consider something beyond the aesthetic. So, in the converse to that post, I'm wondering what shots netters might have that they tried to send a message with or tell a story with that perhaps viewers didn't or wouldn't get. And, if you've had the pleasure of having work on display that was discussed, how did you feel when the viewers didn't get it? My example comes from a shot I set up when either I or my wife broke a glass putting it in the dishwasher. I thought it was kind of interesting how it had broken, and wanted to use it in a photo. Below is what I came up with, with the intent of portraying a specific message. Since my 'work' is only displayed in my den, it doesn't get viewership from other than friends and family, but some did comment on it, with at least one understanding my intent. The title would probably give it away if the message isn't already obvious, but even then, viewers come from many different perspectives, so there are never any guarantees.