Patricia, you have absolutely nothing to apologize for. Your passion is evident and communicated. As for Rob.....Rob spends half his time writing about photography on this very site. He comments on nearly every image posted here
. I have no idea what his point is.
I trust my day has twenty-four little hours just as anyone else's day? To spend twelve of them here would be a little too much even for my head! Further, you won't find many observations from my sweet self in the 'critique' spaces. I don't believe people should listen to other people's opinions of their work; that they should follow their own star and never the gurus. Indeed they can learn how to use tools from others, but nothing about vison; that's your own and either you have it or you do not - just like music.
Quite what else one can do on this site other than write about photography-related matters is beyond me...
On the other hand, if you wish to catalogue, accurately, the hours and the people here who spend them telling others how to frame, crop, balance or otherwise edit or even shoot their pics, your conclusions would be quite revealing.
My point is this: the work in question is great, the words are extraneous and tar the visuals with curator-speak. As to why Patricia chooses to apologise for the Farnsworth write-up is a mystery to me, as is much else in life.
P.S. Actually, to confirm my stance on critique: within that section of the site I kicked off Without Prejudice, a thread specifically devoted to pictures
where folks can upload shots that interest them without the spoken or unspoken invitation to criticism, which is what most critiques seem to be, and what appears to be the driving force behind them.