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Photo Critique #117

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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


Photo Details & Inspiration

  • Canon EOS 500D
  • 10mm
  • f/3.5
  • 6 sec.
  • ISO 1600

Took this picture in the area of Tromsø, Norway on Dec. 3rd at around 6:20 p.m. local time. Thanks to the polar night, it was already pitch-dark.
The sky cleared up just in time for a great aurora display and I found that old cabin on a sideroad and seized the chance to capture it with a beautiful beamer in the background. I only did minor adjustments in Camera Raw, such as a better white-balance and black adjustment.
Photographer: Max Greifenstein


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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