|OK, I'm going through the Free Study submissions, purposefully finding those images I think are shot with a less conventional eye - this is one of those images! Thanks for offering something that isn't just DPC friendly eye-candy (though of course there's nothing wrong with eye-candy). I'll be picking one of these images for the Mu (most underrated) award:
Positives: Wow, I love this - has a slight dougi555 feel about it but I'm really not sure - I'd expect to see higher contrast across the whole frame if it were, but then the emphasis on the sphere would be lost. I really like the way the image is about so many things - the building, the figure, the sphere, the water - all there, all contributing but none dominating to the exclusion of the other elements.
Critical stuff: I still wonder about how it would look with a crisper, more contrasty background / building-scape....
Overall: A very fine image of a most interesting scene.