Under the Plum Tree
by scotthadlComment by JopsyDaisy:
When I first saw this photo I skipped it, I couldn't decide what score to give it, or what not. Now I'm back, and I feel like I have to explain why I'm giving you a 5.
Whereas the quality of this picture is good, it's sharp and the colours are nice and I really like the composition, I'm not going to score this higher than 6.
I am not saying that you have taken this photo in a studio, or that you haven't, I'm saying that to me this just doesn't feel natural. The light doesn't seem to fall from a natural angle, the background isn't really a background that just appears in the nature, but I also know that there are so many ways to get around this problem.
For me, when I read "In garden and field", I don't read "Must be garden or field visible in the picture", but I do take it as "use the natural light and what the nature brings you and make the best of it". I don't see this in this picture, and therefore I will give this a 6.