|This is Kari Ann, greetings from the Critique Club:
composition: here is an example of where centered composition works extremely well and to the advantage of the photo. The tree is so dominant that i can stare at the intricate details of the branches for hours. very well done
color: black and white is a great choice for this shot, it adds such drama
contrast: High contrast works wonders here, allowing the tree to really be separate against the ominous clouds.
focus: spot on, very sharp throughout the entire frame and exceptionally well on the tree
depth of field: cant say much here, but i can say that the choice of 5.6 was obviously a good one.
lighting: great lighting here, perfect weather for the location and the mood of the image
other: great job on such a powerful image. It brings the viewer in, and makes them sit there and look for a minute or so. Great find, and great finish in such a array of good images. Also, congrats on the new personal best! If you have any more questions, feel free to PM me anytime.