Well at least according to some people here on deviantART..
I am a firm believer that a picture is indeed worth a thousand words, but a few words to lead the viewer into your frame are always appreciated.
This is especially true here on deviantART. A community of artists covering the wide range of the artistic, or professional spectrum, from beginners, to amateurs, and even some professionals.
It isn't only directed towards photography, but to all mediums displayed on this site. Writing even the bare minimum, a few sentences at least, will change the way the community appreciates what you've posted..
The biggest reason to write something in that little box, is to show the people who appreciate your work that you aren't a conceited jerk, content to let your 'fans' make what they will of your creation, It makes you approachable, and even more likable.
In my personal experience, with my own work, I find that if I leave certain details out, people will inev