1. in what area is critique to be sought?
I am seeking input on composition especially but will also welcome critiques in all areas, including techniques. This is an experimental photo for me and I would like input if this works or not. Also please comment if the foreground work or not? I had to do some exposure dodge and burn to bring it up.
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
I intended this piece to be more abstract than landscape. The first impression I hope the view can get is to see something that is unfamiliar at first glance and draw them to pay more attention to see what the picture really is. Hopefully, this can create a certain emotion in them. The emotion can be what they associate the picture with in their minds. If a viewer ponder or take a second look, I would think my aim is achieved in this shot.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
It is taken right very early in the morning before the sun rises. Taken at Upper Pierce Reservoir. The place was so quiet and peaceful with no others around. The air was cool. In the horizon, there is this distant orange glow against the horizon casting a perfect mirror image on the water. In that state of mind and emotion, I took this picture.
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture.
This is a really experimental shot for me. I like the colors, and the simplicity of the picture. What do you think?
Thank you all for your comments in advance!