Lonely Cat by twoic, on Flickr
This was a chance photo of a stray cat that hangs around the vicinity of the HDB block I live in.
1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Mainly in composition. I felt that the seat divider spoilt the photo somewhat so I did some PP to try and put the focus on the cat. Was this a good idea?
Also, what type of settings do you think will work in this kind of candid, low light conditions? I used f/5.6, 1/15s at ISO800. Camera was on aperture priority mode.
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
Trying to take better candid/chance photos, starting with the composition and settings used.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
As mentioned above, it was a very quick photo taken of the cat before it moved away. I wanted to portray the loneliness of the cat - it was loitering around the lift lobby, hoping for someone to feed it.
Hope to hear your views. Thanks!