Critique Club Critique
Oh, yes, an easy image for me to comment on. I gave this a 7 during voted and really liked it. First impression was, as best I recall, super strong composition and the grain really worked in this image, giving it an old world, almost 50's feel.
Photograph Information, Technicals & Composition Review
Ahh, on reading your Photographer's Comments I see the 'noise' was deliberate. Good call.
I really like your choice of crop and the somewhat muted colors. My biggest nit-pick is probably the vignetting, it does add to a feel overall, but I'd like to see it a little more subtle.
It is a fun shot and there is a nice harmony/balance in the fashions and facial expressions/poses.
Comments, Score & Placement Review
114/419, I'd guess is a good placing, considering this is likely not to many people's taste. Score of 6.01 is good, at least you made it over the 6 line for an unusual and unique type image, especially one that uses grain/noise as you have.
Most of your commenters enjoyed the use of grain/noise. With 13 comments and an average commenter's vote of 8.0, that is pretty good going in itself.
Maybe a more refined crop at the top, but very minor. As much as like the mutedness of the image, perhaps a fraction tweaking for a tiny bit more pop, which would also likely enhance the grain and give it touch more grit and 'life', but your call of course. A good unique image and capture of an interesting juxtaposition, well seen.