Total newbie here. Just started photography so be gentle hehehe. Just thought I'd ask for some inputs on how to improve and to see if I did anything right.
1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Exposure and composition. Since it's a common shot/location, I'm sure some of you can give me some tips on how to improve the shot.
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
To better understand exposure concepts especially with different lighting conditions. Here the Christmas lights were screwing with my meter. So I used spot metering instead of evaluative and took a meter from a spot that I hoped would work on the whole scene.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
Clear night. No heavy emotions. The lights just looked nice hehehe. Shot at 1/13 f8 using a typical 18-55mm kit lens. Shot handheld.
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
I think it's ok. Although I kind of hate the unlit tree on the right.