- May 20, 2011
1. in what area is critique to be sought?
I was wondering what you all think of this photo. Did it bring out any emotion? Were you captivated by it?
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
I was hoping to achieve a feeling of energy, as this marks of the start of the OCS journey in the army.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
I was at my brother's OCS visitation day. I'm quite proud of him. He's my inspiration and role-model for a lot of things and I aspire to become like him. That day was an amazing one. Despite the hot weather and my formal wear, I felt pride in the fact that I was the brother of a (now comissioned, bronze-dagger and Sword of Merit recipent) officer cadet. We went atop the SAFTI Tower after much waiting, and the ladder there leads up to the sky, with nothing above. Yet it seemed to symbolize something. Quickly, I grabbed a shot. I could feel my parents' pride. This photo sums up my hopes for my brother in his NS journey.
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
I think that this picture is one of my best shots. It was shot using NIKON D500018mmF/6.31/160secISO-200. Hopefully the community could give me tips for improvement.