I like the fact that the cactus can be both sharp/prickly and soft/muted at the same time. Wish I had a gallery for this, but it doesn’t fit in any of my current galleries, it doesn’t warrant a gallery of its own and I hate “miscellaneous” as that suggests a lack of vision and purpose.
The Work in Progress gallery is being used as a testing ground for my newest images. Oftentimes the novelty of a recent capture will overwhelm my ability to accurately judge the true merits of an image, so a little time and discipline is required to thoroughly vet an image before placing it in a permanent gallery. All new images will be placed in the Work in Progress gallery for a period of three to six months, at the end of which time they will either be placed in a permanent gallery or removed entirely. During the vetting period, the public will have the opportunity to comment and/or rate the images, perhaps swaying my final decision.
In any event, your comments, both pro and con, are most welcome.