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    Just started on film photography. Tried out an off the shelf Kodak GOLD. Generally colours wasn't impressive. Still trying out and learning! =D

    1. in what area is critique to be sought?

    Composition, post-processing & "feel".

    2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?

    To show the trolleys in an unexpected location (walkway), left alone. With passing cars to further express the "loneliness"

    3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)

    In the middle of the night, about 12am. Taken with Canon AE-1, 50mm f/1.8, Kodak GOLD 400

    4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture

    The unedited colours were horrendous. Managed to savage it using some photoshop. Generally satisfied with the colours. Composition wise, felt that could have given the trolleys more right space to further show that they are "lonely".



    Hopefully can learn more and gain a "fair" view from 3rd party.
    Thanks for the feedback in advance!

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    It's a bit hard for the viewer to tell what the subject is without reading your description. The first thing I looked at was the background and the blue-ish lighting. Perhaps the background should be darkened and the foreground brighter to make the subject more obvious. I can only see one passing car in the background but it doesn't add to the mood of the picture. Try waiting for several cars to pass and the effect would be better. Composition could be better. There are distractions like the lamppost in the background, u-turn sign and another lamppost in the foreground. I suggest shooting vertically instead or look for a better viewpoint.

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    Interesting photo with nice mood. However I think the composition could have been much better. The background here is way too messy, and the subject kind of disappears into the background jumble. Maybe move a couple of steps to your right or left so that the road forms the background behind the trolleys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mds80 View Post
    It's a bit hard for the viewer to tell what the subject is without reading your description. The first thing I looked at was the background and the blue-ish lighting. Perhaps the background should be darkened and the foreground brighter to make the subject more obvious. I can only see one passing car in the background but it doesn't add to the mood of the picture. Try waiting for several cars to pass and the effect would be better. Composition could be better. There are distractions like the lamppost in the background, u-turn sign and another lamppost in the foreground. I suggest shooting vertically instead or look for a better viewpoint.
    Quote Originally Posted by wangxu94 View Post
    Interesting photo with nice mood. However I think the composition could have been much better. The background here is way too messy, and the subject kind of disappears into the background jumble. Maybe move a couple of steps to your right or left so that the road forms the background behind the trolleys?
    Thanks for the comment! Didn't thought that those items were distracting and bring the focus out of my subject. I will develop sharper eyes for my next shots!

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