"Tag" On I-15
by jayzundelComment by sarampo:
Hi Jay, greetings from the Critique Club!
Welcome to DPC, I'm sure you'll get a lot of good things from our community!
First of all, regarding your shot, it is a very good attempt, that I'll try to explain why it probably didn't meet with your expectations regarding score and placing.
The first thing that you have to consider, is that this was a Graffiti challenge. And as impressive as the structure in the photo is (because it is), it does not do the graffiti much justice. Also, the angle is very tight, which means that you didn't focus exactly on the graffiti, but you didn't also leave enough room around the cement plant to isolate it. So you were kind of stuck in this middle.
Lighting / technique
It's perfectly exposed, and the white balance is great. Very good tonal range.
Very good contrast, very good texture. The separation from background is very well done.
A good choice for a first challenge, and next time you can elaborate what is the part of the picture that you are trying to focus, and what are you trying to convey, and then have your photo / work around it.
Welcome, and I'll look forward for more challenges!
If you have any questions feel free to contact me