Leading troop of clones
by paha_lComment by hughletheren:
Hello Pavel from the Critique Club,
There is no single point of interest - the six water drops are the main theme and they seem to be randomly placed. The wood grain background running at a diagonal is probably the best choice. Somehow the balance is not quite right for me - maybe if the drops were placed in a defined pattern,(circle, square, diamond?) it would make more sense.
You have used a fairly shallow depth of field, which is good for drawing attention to a particular item or area but there does not seem to be a reason for it. Maybe a deeper depth of field (smaller aperture=higher f number), bringing all the drops into focus might improve the image.
The expoure looks just about right, any more and the highlights which are already blown out would become intrusive, any less and the image would be too dark.
Does it fit the challenge? Maybe in the context of capturing a macro of water drops, which is unusual but maybe not quite extraodinary.
Sorry but the image doesn't seem to have any purpose. If your intention was an abstract, then perhaps it needs more interest. If your intention was to stretch your photography - great! Keep shooting.
Any comments or reactions, feel free to contact me.