1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Composition of the photo, general feel of the photo.
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
I hope to capture a shot which convey the loneliness of old folks, especially seeing his lonely and sad facial expression. I wanted to show this by portraying him looking on at the people walking past and appearing rather lost what to do, and at the same time the B&W was done to finally convey the sadness of sitting alone watching at the people walking by, not noticing him.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
Canon 1000D, EF-S 18-55mm IS, ISO 400, 1/4 sec, f/5.6
I took this shot near the Guan Yin Temple at bugis, walking towards Bugis Village. Spotted this old man who sat relatively unnoticed on a chair watching people walk past, with a sad and lonely expression.
I almost elected to shoot his face, but I felt that may convey his emotions but I wanted to convey the said title in a more subtle way, that is from the diagonal back (plus I scared he angry).
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
This is one of the first few shots I try taking on the streets randomly, some time ago. I did minimal PP on this shot and mainly just the B&W thing. Personally, I like this shot but the trishaw riders resting behind me looked like they wanted to kick my ass for intruding their space.