It's all about the composition. For me, where the subject sits in the frame is absolutley the most important aspect of what makes a photograph good or bad. A not-so-good composition can wreck a perfectly lit and exposed photograph. A good composition can take a "blah" photo and make it sing. That is what happened here for week 22 of the Keefer 52 project.
The photo above was kinda blah. It was a safe shot after a lot of experimental snaps of a not-so-cooperative model. The photo was ok, it was well lit and sharp, but it was boring. By cropping along the center line of his Keefer's face, the hum-drum pic became worthy of a spot in the Keefer 52 line-up.
A very wise photographer passed on to me a great piece of advise. "Get close and make it interesting". Words to live by.