by electinaComment by rosiehall:
Hi from the critique club
I am not sure what you are trying to say with this shot. Is the focal point the tandem or the totally deserted beach?
I think your intention was to lead the viewer into the shot with the path, with the tandem being your focal point. The idea is good but the tandem is just too far away to create interest.
The sky looks a little contrasty and I wonder if you had used the selection too to select the beach/sea before adjusting the contrast that it would have left better definition to the sky
I think that changing you position would improve this shot, get closer and lower to the ground to give the shot depth and perspective. You may need to adjust the aperture depending on how you want the beach to feature within the composition. I do think that the sea seems very flat, getting low may only leave a very thin line of sea. What is really needed is to get high, but you probably do not keep a 10ft step ladder in you kit bag.
You mention that the shot was taken at dawn so make use of side light maybe angle the bike to make use of shadow. Turn the wheel into the path so that the wheel also leads the viewer further into the shot.
If I have miss judged your intentions please feel free to email and I will gladly take another look.
Above all experiments and go with your own feelings. It is originality that gets noticed.
I hope you find this critique useful and I wish you good luck in future challenge entries