|Greetings from the critique club.
The first thing I noticed when I saw your photo (during the voting) was the composition. Iím a fan of diagonals and the angle youíve chosen for this image is great. I especially like the placement of the pick. How itís just above horizontal center and to the left of vertical center. I feel it adds a sense of stability to the strong diagonal lines.
I feel that the choice of sepia tone works well in this instance. I feel that a color version of this shot would have taken away from the simple lines and composition.
The light is coming from an interesting angle, in that it casts some wonderful shadows from the strings and the light glinting off lines on the pick really emphasize the texture.
I like the depth of field youíve chosen. Not so shallow that it completely obscures the strings in the background, but just enough to give the shot some depth.
The following is strictly my opinion. In a controlled, digital studio shot such as this one, lens flare should be non-existent. The photographer has the ability to position the light anywhere he/she wants it and then review the image to see if there are any anomalies. In the lower right hand corner you have (what appears to be) some lens flare. If you werenít using one already, a lens hood may have helped reduce the chance of lens flare in this shot. One other thing I noticed is a bit of digital noise in the lower right hand corner, which is a bit distracting, but not anything too major.
I hope this helps,