The Snake Tips

Thinking Critically about Photographs

Critique 48


The photographer who sent this to me said: "not the greatest light but cool subject.  Any help would be great"

I'd disagree on the light. I happen to like the light. It's not hard light, there are enough shadows, depth and softness to it that it feels nostalgic. I rather like the images but I wish 2 things about this image. (you knew there had to be a "but")

1) I wish both motors were in focus. The front motor not being in focus really breaks my concentration and takes me out of the image as I look at it.

2) I am not sure if there was a lot of extra junk around these motors that couldn't be moved, but I would like to have seen a slightly wider shot. Show the props and a little more of the red barn to the right. It looks like something might be there, but nothing a clone stamp wouldn't take care of.