by chalesComment by karmat:
CRITIQUE CLUB CRITIQUE
Compositionally, you have a very strong entry, I think. The "subjects" in the shot wrap around from upper left down and through the bottom right, generally. This gives it a sense of balance and movement. The small amount of negative space also pushes the viewer's attention down into the action.
Technically, it is also well done. The exposure allows for good details, and the blurred foreground sets up good depth of field.
So, it is a well done photograph, with little that could be improved upon; however, I have found in the 7+ years at dpc, toys as subjects don't tend to score well, generally (there are some very noted exceptions, but overall. . .). I'm not sure if it is because adults don't connect with toys in general or what, though I suspect it is more a case of having higher expectations -- if you are shooting toys you have control over everything in the shot, therefore it needs to be perfect and/or very dramatic. Don't know if that was the case here, though I suspect it may be.
And like one commenter noticed, the white guys are just too happy to be killing their enemies. :)
Good work, though, and best to you in future challenge.s