Thank you to Ashley for submitting the following image for you all to critique this month!
If you are new to the blog, each month I post a reader's photo for you to train your eye with. It's extremely beneficial for you to do this, even when you are just starting out, as you can earn so much by looking at images, seeing where it could be improved or what you like about it, and reading the other comments to see what you might have missed.
Please look at the photo below and leave a comment that includes both the things you like about the photo, and things that you think could be improved, and if you can, a suggestion on how to do that. (To any newbies out there - don't think that just because you are new to photography, you have nothing to add - in fact sometimes you can see better than those of us with a more jaded eye, so no getting out of it)
I have written up some guidelines with suggestions of areas to look when critiquing a photo, so please have a quick read here before coming back and critiquing the photo below......
Settings: 85 1.8 @ F3.2/ ISO1250 / 1/1250
In order to get the most benefit from the exercise I suggest that you do your critique BEFORE reading anyone else's, then check back in a day or so to read the critiques that other people have left - it's another great way to train your eye as you'll see little things you didn't even notice first time around!