|Greetings from the critique club :)
Well first of all I think it meets the challenge, no doubt. However, this is one of those photos I would just vote a 5 and move on to the next photo without commenting. It´s simply not a good photo but it´s also far from bad. It´s to me just a snapshot of a kid I don´t know, sure, would look good in the family album but it doesn´t say anything to me. The girl is of course very cute and you caught a good moment there, but still, the image has got a very snap-shotish look to it.
I totally agree with all three comments you got during the challenge, I also couldn´t make out what was in ther mouth until I read your comment about the photo and I also think the backround is distracting.
Ooops, hit "post" before I was finished, anyway, to continue...
Again, this is not a bad photo but the almost centered composition, the paper in the mouth and that chair that is so prominent in the backround just are not really winning me over and I suspect many people did what I would have done, voted a 4-6 vote and just moved on to the next photo. What you need to do to really do well in challenges here is simply to blow the socks off the voters and make your image memorable or connect to them in some way. Best way to do that is for starters have the subject look at you when you are shooting a portrait and try to have the photo as simple as possible, focus on eyes, no distracting objects like the paper or the chair in the backround.
Just keep at it, this is a nice start at DPC and far from bad so I hope to see more from you in the future, welcome to DPC!
Kind regards from Iceland, Lárus.
Message edited by author 2007-07-30 11:26:53.