Originally posted by snaffles:
Greetings from the Critique Club!
I gave this a 5 in voting and I think the fact that it's a duotone, and not b/w, is one reason; the next would be that 'melting brain' as described in a comment. It's a good pic, I like the comp and the rock/sponge/whatever-it-is...but I think its intrinsic texture is already a little discomfiting and off-putting for most people. Looking more closely I think it's a rock with foam washing over it, but it doesn't come across as such and the title doesn't help!! Just the word putrefied, which means rotting out, is a tip-off that the thing is unpleasant, almost preparing the viewer to be disgusted, if you can see what I mean. The NIK'd in scratches are imnsho a little much. You can and have done a lot better than this, Janine!
Feel free to PM me with any questions