1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Any criticism is welcome, especially in terms of composition and technique.
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
I have composed the picture in this manner to highlight the statue against the dark rock face in the background. The metering was done on the statue to show the illumination by the sun which hopefully draws the focus of the viewer to the statue.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
It was a sunny day in Matsushima. On a two week break from work and thought the focus on the statue portrayed the peace away from work. ;o)
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
I like this picture because of the way the sunlight catches the statue against the rock face. Unfortunately, I think the focus on the statue is abit off or the details are overexposed. Maybe I should also have DIed the bright parts of the rock face to really emphasize the point?
Thanks for viewing everyone.