1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Framing of the otah-otah; technical (how to get focus working properly at large apertures- do you just try to reposition the subject so all parts of it are about the same distance from the camera?).
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
Exploring line and colour. Also hope to convey the feeling I felt (that this would be delicious. I was sitting by a roadside stall in KL, and couldn't eat because I had to wait for sundown for those around me to break fast).
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
My trusty 20mm/f1.7 shot wide open. I was waiting to break fast, feeling hungry, and the interplay of colours between the pink plastic bag, the white newspaper, and the green otah really caught my eye. Talk about feasting on colors!
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
The focus is somewhat off, I think. If the entire front otah had been in focus this would have worked far better. But I really like the colours, and the otah makes for a very strong diagonal line across the frame.