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Hi, my name is Kari and from the critique club.
First Impression - the most important one:
Seems more of a snapshot than an image that was thought out and composed, I think this is a candid, which is great, but in order to really make something of the shot you needed to capture what was realy happening, perhaps a closer shot of the kid lighting the candle .. not so much background and distracting elements.
I think the this is ok .. but personally a close up of the kid may have been better as the other elements add little to the shot.
With the title it meets the challenge but without it it doesn't say much. It is hard to convey to others the importance of what is taking place without the story for this image.
Technical (Colour and light):
Nice colours good lighting.
To grow its vote?:
Think about the crop .. maybe getting down on the ground to capture the actual event ... perhaps even having it so we can read one of the bottles.
Good pic, well done.
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