"Never forget that all the great photographs in history were made with more primitive camera equipment than you currently own." ~Brooks Jensen
From Kaisaniemi gardens
Nowadays you have equipment that gets you close to any subject, catches a bird in flight, you can photograph the eye of an insect or snowflakes. A good camera takes extremely sharp photos. I came to a photographer on Flickr who had taken photos of the end of a glacier. To me they looked great, but a commentator complained they were not sharp enough!
I cannot afford a systems camera. I have a couple of small point and shoot cameras that really take scarp photos only outside in good light conditions, I have trouble taking close-ups or macros, sometimes it works, other times it doesn't.
No-one now accepts a photo as great if it is badly focussed or not sharp (unless intentional).
Whatever reason, I have not been successful on Flickr, I have only a few photos with views 4000 to 6000 or over. There is a new trend at the moment of getting thousands, even over 140 000 contacts, nowadays called followers. In that case,
if those contacts click on their photo or even see it, they get thousands of views.
I certainly will not try to do that :-))