Before the Alter
by gerakdepanComment by kari1: ::: Critique Club :::
Hi, I am Kari and from the critique club.
I am currently undertaking a critique of your photo "before the alter". I do hope you find this helpful.
Interesting to do a critique on your image but it is difficult if you don't give us any information in your photographers comments. When we do a critique, we go past just the photographic result, that's what voters comments do. The critique looks at what you were trying to achieve, how you wanted it to look and what issues you had in getting the image captured and ready for voting.
First Impression - the most important one:
What an awesome picture and situation - the caputre of both the mother and the bride is lovely and the crop is interesting and putting the focus on the mother rather than the bride.
This is good. My thoughts are that the mother is the subject of the picture, therefore it would have been nice to have her eyes working on the thirds lines a little more. Also the fron object is straight but the doors behind and the ledge above the door is quite crooked - cropping our the ledge may have helped to reduce the feeling of crookedness.
The depth of field here is working really well.
Nice choice of subject matter, which defiantely meets the challenge.
Technical (Colour and light):
This is lovely and balanced picture, I get the feeling that it may be in the black and white overkill ... but it may not depending on the colours that are there in the original.
To grow its vote?:
I don't know completely what you were going for without the comments, so am unsure how to comment too much on this. I would think about the cropping, and also consider if colour would have worked to push it into voters faces a little.
Well done, keep it up.
If you've got any questions about this critique, please feel free to contact me via the PM system.