|Hello from the Critique Club,
I remember thinking when I voted on this image that it would fit better in the Action Shot II category then it did Transportation. The reasoning behind my thinking was that the boat pulling the skier had more to do with the mode of transportation than the fact that the skier wasn't using skies. With that in mind, I still liked the shot and considered the image as meeting the challenge, but just not strongly. I would guess from the number of 1, 2, and 3 scores you received that not all of the voters were as liberal in interpreting the challenge as I.
As for the image itself, there are a couple of technical shortcomings that may have had a negative affect on your score as well. First, the skier is placed a little too close to the center of the image. If the image had more of the towrope showing and less of the water behind the skier, the rope would have been a much stronger leading line to the main subject, the skier. Second, the image is a bit flat and could use more contrast and saturation to give it more depth and pop. With the red tonality of the skin, you might need to do some selective saturation to boost the pop factor. I would start with boosting the blue saturation then try green and maybe magenta.
Feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this critique.
Message edited by author 2006-08-16 14:06:42.