004383-Y12 by daniel.y?, on Flickr
1. in what area is critique to be sought?
effectiveness of tone mapping (HDR) to portray a scene of traditional life
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
to capture a scene that used to be familiar to us.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
Photo taken during my visit to Pulau Ketam, Malaysia. It was a hot afternoon and the air was damp... this "old-school" barber shop caught my eye and I know I have to get a photo.
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
The unedited photo was gloomy and dark as the only light source was from the table lamp and the wide open door at the left of the scene. I ran the photo through HDR Efex Pro and toned down the saturation to give it a vintage look.