1. in what area is critique to be sought?
The composition and exposure.
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
Hoped to capture my son sound asleep peacefully.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
He just woke up with a nightmare and got put back to sleep. The room is dark and lit by a yellow homemade night light. I lifted the cover so that it would brighten the room more but not so much that it would wake him. I was feeling upset that he has grown more attached to my mum rather than me after I started working again.
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
As he is my son, any photo of him just melts my heart. So my view on it is very subjective. Personally I think it is my best photo so far that I have taken in the past 2 months since getting a dslr. The photo demonstrates the shallow dof in my new 50mm f1.8 lens.