by javamooseComment by srdanz:
Greetings from the Critique Club!
Interesting shot, but not the greatest. Where does the light come from?Oh, yes, from above. That creates nice concentric circles at the bottom.
what's up with the shade on top? Not symmetrical, and its off-center position does not improve the composition. Also, the orange and blue look more like a smudge (especially orange) then like a something that makes this image interesting. What would have helped here?
have it centered horizontally, but have more negative space above the glass.
if you attempted to create more shade in the background, so that there is higher contrast between the glass and the background. This way the lighter portions of the background mull the glass that was supposed to be the main object.
since this was a set up shot, you could have come up with a more interesting swirling colors in the glass. Since the whole scene is grayish, some warmer colors could have been a better choice (orange is OK, but blue is too cool.)
I hope this helps. 5.7 is a reasonable score for this shot. If you have any questions about this comment, please feel free to PM me. Best of luck in the future challenges here at DPC!