|Greetings from the critique club :)
First off, wow! I really like this shot and I think it´s WAY underrated in the challenge. I still have seen better but this definately would have gotten a very good score from me, I probably would have given out an 8 and I don´t give out many of those per challenge. I would have wanted to see this in the top 10. I really like the processing, the look of the image is great, great tones hues.
That you got it from a cell phone is impressive, although that doesn´t matter much when you resize photos down to web size afterwards, you´d be hard pressed to tell the difference from a phone camera or a DSLR with quality lenses. Still impressive though, so don´t get me wrong, wonder how it looks in full rez.
Anyway, got no real constructive critizism on this photo as I like it pretty much as it is and I don´t really understand the relatively low score, think this should have scored at least a full point higher or a 6.8+.
Possible explanation for the score is that people didn´t think it fit the challenge, or could see no clear cut shadows in the photo or wanted the photo to contain specific shadows like the blue and red ribbon winners, who knows...
Kind regards from Iceland, Lárus.