Highlight 1: In a way, though, they're still "bad pictures". There are so many ways -- often cumulative -- that pictures can not quite be good enough that it would take forever to analyse what remain, ultimately, failures. Highlight 2: People whose own pictures are not very good -- be it technically or compositionally -- often can't see the flaws in others' pictures either. Two things are at work. First, a ropy picture will remind them of one of their own ropy pictures, so they'll vote for it. Second, even ropy pictures may be so much better than REALLY bad pictures -- poorly focused, ill-framed snapshots with dubious colour balance, for example -- that they are comparing them with the worst (including their own previous pictures), not the best. Cheers, R.