|Critique Club intervention coming up:
Shapes galore in this composition, many of them would, alone, have been a fine candidate for this challenge.
The basket is the one object that really stands out. The Christmas decorations would stand out better if the background were much darker. Mixing highly reflective objects with others always creates insoluble lighting problems.
I just noticed the background must be snow, too bad the grain of it is not more perceptible; this would change the feel of this image a lot. The dull white setting really contrast violently with your festive accessories, gives it static look and fails to contextually enhance the subject. Perhaps unevenly sinking this basket in the snow would have given a better sense of where it was. Shooting in a warmer “living room“ kind of environment would also contribute to help people relate emotionally to this kind of shot.
Technically it seems that the composition’s focus was not spot on and then was over-sharpened a bit.
Hope this helps,
All the best, JJ