I'd like to see examples of photographs that you really like that have almost nothing in them -- with explanation for why you like them, if you care to say so. If not, just a link will do. Pictures may be by others or may be your own. If the latter, please feel free to post them in the thread. For example, here [ LINK ] is one of my favorites, by Mark Steinmetz. First of all, he gets big bonus points for succeeding (IMO) in making a fine-art cat photograph. But besides that, for me this picture totally evokes, not so much cat essence as what cats in turn evoke when I'm watching them. A whiff of the supernatural ... That from a tiny bit of anatomy on top of a (perfectly composed) innocuous background -- that actually makes no sense (what is that crack? If it's a door, it seems to be nailed shut). I'd love to see your examples with or without comment. The less content, the better -- but you have to claim/believe that your choice is really good photo.