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Friday Photo Critique #73

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Friday Photo Critique is our weekly community project, where we publish a photograph submitted by one of our wonderful readers, then ask you all to offer constructive feedback on the image. It's a great way to learn more about photography, express your viewpoint, and have your own image critiqued!

Quick Ground Rules

  1. Play nice! We've deliberately chosen photographs that aren't perfect, so please be constructive with any criticism.
  2. Feel free to offer any type of advice - composition, lighting, post-processing etc.
  3. You can also link to photographs that you feel offer a great example of this type of image shot exceptionally well.

Without further ado, here is this week's candidate for Friday Photo Critique!

The Photograph

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Photo Details & Inspiration

  • Aperture: f5
  • Shutter: 1/750
  • ISO: 200
  • Shot at noon with a Nikon NX10

While on a study abroad in Shanghai, China with DePaul University we took a weekend trip to Hangzhou. It is known for it's beautiful natural lake with lily pads surrounding the edges. There was a platform that led to a gazebo on the lake making for a great opportunity. This photo recently won first place at DePaul's Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Photographer: Brad Accarino

Please let us know what you think in the comments - how would you have approached the scene or taken the photo differently? A massive thank you to everyone who commented last week.

The most constructive and helpful comments will be featured on the site. Interested in submitting your own photo? You can do so here!

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