What is the WOW factor?

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WOW! Is of course an exclamation of surprise, wonder and pleasure. This will be elicited by sensory stimulation that has triggered the response. It is possible that no vocal sound may be uttered, but  still something or someone  has blown you away, leaving you feeling completely exhilarated. 
 When a bride choses her wedding dress, she hopes that the gown will be seen as stunning & draw gasps of admiration from wedding guests and of course, from the bridegroom. It is unlikely that she left the bridal shop, thinking ” that will do “! The bride to be, is of course looking for the WOW Factor, the quality or feature that causes excitement or admiration.
 
The WOW factor of course  extends  beyond wedding dresses, to works of art, architecture, natural phenomena and to almost anything you could think of. Looking up at the night sky induces wonder and when there is SuperMoon, there is undoubtedly a WOW factor, which people are quick to comment on and record. The sight of Venus, the morning star and of the planet Jupiter are awe inspiring, without the need for a telescope or binoculars.
 
 
Whenever I take photos for Instagram, I always try to give them the WOW factor. Sometimes this requires no editing, but at other times adding a highlight, a contrast  or sharpening the image, shows it at its best. This helps viewers, who are unable to see the actual image to appreciate it.  My taste is not for photos, that are saturated with colour. In my opinion, less is more, to hopefully achieve the WOW factor in photography.
 
If you have experienced love at first sight, this will be an immediate sensory response, probably beyond explanation. Profound instantaneous recognition that a significant other has entered your life, based on the WOW factor. Lifelong partnerships have been founded on this, where the experience is mutual. There may be a degree of illusion, or the love may be unrequited and it is always as well to remember that all that glitters is not gold!

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