The Chosen Path
by SilaenozComment by snaffles:
Greetings from the Critique Club!
Hmm, so I have to critique a challenge winner...no pressure at all...:-)
Sebastien, this is a beautiful photo, incredible scenery with the mountains looming all around, the trees betray how big the mountains are by their puny size. Gorgeous lighting and classic composition for such a tiny lake dwarfed by its surroundings. I can see why others have favourably likened this to the work of Ansel Adams. Great use of b/w, true not only to Adams' style but i helps bring the photo down to form and line and detail in a way that colour never does. Funny how nobody else seems to have noticed that arrow painted on a rock in the left, pointing to the lake.
The only nitpick I can find is in the clouds immediately above the mountains, which are just a little on the bleachy side. Otherwise it's quite clear that you know what you're doing and scarcely in need of any help, which I offer to most noobs. Though of course I am always happy to offer my opinion.
Other than that, all I have to say is a huge congrats on your first ribbon, your first blue and a PB to boot! Please keep up the great work and I do look forward to more entries from you.