1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Composition, exposure, post-processing(color saturation and sharpness)
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
To capture the faces of Nepalis in their most natural state of expressions.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
This image is taken in a very small pocket of mountain village while trekking in Nepal. Its a challenge to be physically exhausted and at the same time looking for interesting subjects. If I remember correctly, it should be an overcast afternoon. Although this old man wasn't looking friendly at the point when this photo is taken, he eventually gave a huge smile after I initiate one, to my surprise. That just cement what I heard about Nepalis being one of the most hospitable people around.
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
Was quite happy with the cool color of the house which gives the old man a more calm and peaceful appearance.