by ardyerComment by sfalice: GREETINGS FROM THE CRITIQUE CLUB
Okay! I am so pleased that this image came up when it was my turn to draw an image from the Critique queue. I enjoyed it in the Challenge and now get to enjoy it again.
You interpreted the gracefulness of the sculpture well and the angle you selected was perfect for the Challenge. If it was mine, I would probably crop out more of the sky (not a lot, just some) to concentrate the action on the figures while still leaving room for them to leap/dance.
On compression issues, my only suggestion would be to set you camera on "Large" or if you can process it, "Raw" so that you collect the most pixels possible. Then when resizing for the web, hang on to as many pixels as you can. I think there is a pretty good tutorial on DPC telling how to resize if you're unsure.
As far as monitors go, yes, it is important to check your work on as many monitors as you have access to. They DO vary enormously, and of course your viewers have an infinite variety.
In any event, congratulations on your personal best, and your steady climb up the scoring ladder. Pretty soon you'll be in ribbon territory if you keep going at this rate.