1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Composition, usability of this image for stock and processing work.
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
Portray the fine wrinkle lines of this elder and his expression with his pipe.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
Mid morning in Chinatown. He saw with with my camera walking while smoking his pipe. I took up the courage to ask him if he is ok to pose for me. He agrees ^^
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
I would it's my best shot of the day. The resident tends to be camera shy or total annoyed with me taking pictures. This elder really brightens up my day. I do have an issue with his button on his polo tee after processing. Do you guys feel it's distracting?