|Critique Club Comment:
Marcel, so here we meet again. LOL
As I mentioned below, I thought this was a nice use of shadows, but compositionally it didn't seem to work for me. I've now been staring at this to try and explain why, but I may have been wrong in that assessment and I want to now blame the treatment. While I do believe that the composition is a little cramped, what doesn't work for me is that there are too many distractions to keep me from wanting to look at the shadow (which also lacks punch). From the green fleck to the piece of white paper to the lines in the road and sidewalk, it's a little messy there.
Darken the shadow and this helps some. Getting rid of the green and the paper would be nice, but you run the risk of rules violations, but if make convert this to B&W those become almost non-issues.
Well seen and captured. I gave the original a 5, but I believe with a different treatment that removed distractions and made the shadow stand out against the dog I would have easily bumped it up a few points.