Mike Johnston writes TOP The Online Photographer an excellent blog I'm certain many of us are familiar with. (yes I know but "with which many of us are familiar" sounds pretentious now doesn't it.)
Discussing the subject of photography as art, or different from art, he touches on an area I know I've wrestled with, do words enhance photographs? If a picture is worth a thousand words then how many more could it need? Yet, how many of us appreciate a caption? I know personally I like having a bit of the photographer's personal voice added to an image...I always look for a caption. Or is the mystery worth something more?
It would be interesting to hear other's opinions.
Speaking of opinions, I have followed TOP for years and enjoy it very much. I do recognize that some of my "life" opinions are rather different from Mike's. Comments in the past have started a stream of personal e-mails between us voicing that disagreement. Regardless I value his opinions and expect that if we ever did meet I would like him very much.