Do pictures always need to be sharp or clear and in focus or bright and colorful? For me the answer is no. The above is an example of such a picture. I focused on the reflection of the coffee cup one morning using a 60 mm prime lens at an aperture of f/2.4. It works for me.
I am sometimes at odds with others. It started when I was trying different lenses, settings, etc. on common everyday items close by. The above is in my computer room. I often take pictures just to see how they will work during processing and pass by the normal scenic scenes.
After I started taking pictures of most anything, I started preferring images that others probably wouldn’t take. As a consequence I lost my interest in documentary type images … those that I call snapshots. I mostly look for images that might be fun to process or ones that are more representative of emotions and feelings. I also like a little variety in what I photograph and that gets harder and harder to do so I have to keep trying different ways of photographing the same things around me.