Found Object: Alone in the Street
by kyenComment by macrothing:
Critique Club Critique
Hmm, deliberate or rushed - look at title... Is it a cigarette butt or a pencil... doesn't matter as it doesn't hold my interest long enough. The swirling 'S' leads my eye, onto the people, the back left person in shorts and orange 'thing' detract from the image and make me lose interest. The tilt of the image I find distracting, but that is something that I usually find distracting.
Photograph Information, Technicals & Composition Review
Just read your comments and see you did try to straighten this but didn't like it. Well, of course, it's your call. I can only give you my opinion. On straightening, it may have allowed you to crop out that person/orange thing and still retained your 'object', maybe. If going for the 'skewed' tilt look, maybe more extreme may have given this an edge.
Comments, Score & Placement Review
Not many comments, but not much can be said with this image. You submit this image because it appeals to you, which is of course the main thing. I also like the POV but the subjects/objects within it, as they are, don't hold my attention. 4.45 is a fairly low score for this Challenge and perhaps if the image grabbed the voter's attention instantly with a main 'feature', it may have prompted them to score this higher after studying the image. My guess is that they went on first impressions, which is often the case here. Maybe trying to showcase your 'object' with a tighter crop, sacrificing some context, may have packed more punch, but then, you'd likely lose the street photography feel.
As is, a more refined crop may have refined the image and retained your vision, otherwise, I'm left thinking this is more of a snapshot rather than what appears to be a deliberate attempt at a different vantage point by you. Perhaps next time shooting off a dozen or more and picking the most interesting captures. Of course, apologies in advance if this is what you did do.