|OK, I'm going through the Free Study submissions, purposefully finding those images I think are shot with a less conventional eye - this is one of those images! Thanks for offering something that isn't just DPC friendly eye-candy (though of course there's nothing wrong with eye-candy). I'll be picking one of these images for the Mu (most underrated) award:
Positives: The coloration is pretty good, it is a great shade of red and the green and blue highlights work well too.
Critical stuff: Everything else (sorry to be harsh) - the subject matter itself is, in my opinion, super-dull; to pull this off I think you would have needed to have made some bolder lighting, shooting and editing choices. With a really critical rant I could say 'unfocussed', 'ill-composed', 'distracting, cluttered background' but actually I don't think any of this is accidental, I think they are deliberate choices and that make me want to know more about the context.
Overall: This is a difficult image for me, in many ways it is something a 5 year old might produce with a point-and-shoot, but it isn't - this is something that has been 'seen' and chosen and offered in good faith. In the final analysis, the limitations are in my viewing; I don't get it and I don't like it but I'm guessing you do and I'm also guessing that you're a much more creative photographer than me - I'd never have the faith or commitment to stand by something as viewer-challenging as this.
I'm going to score it purely subjectively though, I know I may have missed it's merit but my vote is mine to give and I'm afraid it's a 3 from me; after all, your honesty with the image deserves an honest reaction from me.