1. in what area is critique to be sought?
I would like some feedback on composition and post-processing (colours/contrast, HDR technique).
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
Through this piece of work, I hope to capture the nice sky during sunset, and to present an uncommon, often overlooked perspective of the place.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
The rocks were generally quite small and clumped together, and I found it hard to isolate any particular one as a clean subject. Also, I had just bought my 10-20 and did not have the chance to get a ND filter of the right size for this lens. (I have just placed order for a B+W ND110 this morning on eBay!)
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
When I first glance at the picture, it seems like still an OK shot. However, as I stare at it longer, it starts to appear more and more like a snapshot. I think if I was able to smoothen out the water, it would have enhanced the picture greatly. It might also have been better with a lower vantage point, but there were rocks behind this clump (upon which I was balancing) and my tripod was deployed on the rocks at the lowest possible height, so I was unable to go even lower.