by CubComment by Azrifel: ~~~~Critique Club Comment~~~~
First of all my apologies. I didn't see the relation between the sign and the background during the challenge, I just saw a sign with an ungly factory ruining the background. But now that I read your comment and have looked a bit better for this critique it was so obvious. :)
As soon as you see/know the relationship the telephone cables and stuff are just some background noise, shame that they are there, but not to big of a problem.
There are not too many ways to get the sign and its background relation into the same frame, so I think you did a good job on this. The sign's perspective points to the sugar mill and the horizon is in a nice position. The use of the small aperture creates enough depth of focus to get everytink in focus in the frame. The weather may be bad, but it has created an very balance lighting of the whole scene with natural colors, but without nasty shadows.
It is just that the sugar mill itself is ugly and seems like industrial waste in a mountain landscape.
See composition. The sharpness of the hill is very nice.
Camera Work (Technical)
Good focus, sharpness & exposure. No comments.
Digital Processing (technical)
Color balance looks good, sharpness as well.
The filesize has some room for saving the pic at a higher quality. It isn't very noticible here because a good algoritm is used, but a higher qualitye (close to 150kb in filesize) can save edge sharpness and the representation of contrastnoisy patches like the mud in the foreground.
Now that I know the relation: very cool.
But the subject isn't so beautiful. :)
Good eye, original!