1. in what area is critique to be sought?
General aesthetics: The composition, lighting etc.
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
I hope to convey the feeling's and thought's of the subject through its eyes
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
Toying with my new dslr camera, playing with the settings with my dog as the subject. Subject was begging for a treat (as usual). It was taken at night, indoors under white florescent illumination.
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
I feel it is interesting enough in terms of composition, although there some loss of detail due to the high iso used. Still, I believe the loss of detail creates a warmer, softer image of the subject which is appropriate for the image.
Hope to learn much from the pros here!