I've just been looking around all of the features on G1 and trying to decide which ones work and which ones don't. I've been watching one in particular for a few months, and have noted it is almost unused. Here is my example photo:
You'll notice no comments have been made on the photo. If you look at all of the photos currently in the new portfolio system, only a very tiny number have any comments at all, and the most comments for any photo is only 3 and only a handful have 3. But at the same time many of these photos such as my example have been viewed many hundreds of times. It seems like that making comments attached directly to the photos would be very helpful to the photographers. Now I don't mean the comments like "Great photograph", but more along the lines of tips, critiques, what to do better, and so forth.
Maybe its just that people haven't noticed the comment area. Let's take a look at where its located. Here is an example photo:
Comments anyone ?
Click on it. When the new page appears, scroll down past the thumbnails and you'll see the big picture. Then keep scrolling till you see this area:
Click on the button and enter a comment. Try it, you'll find it fun to make comments on photos. And ... there's even a special pair of menu options at the top of the photos page that lets you see the photos with the most comments and those with the most recent comments.
We could even have a contest. Who can make the most comments, or who can make the best comments, or ...