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Photo Critique #163

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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 60D
  • 50mm
  • 1/160
  • f/1.4
  • ISO 200

In this photo, I was trying to capture pain, mystery, remembrance and regrets. She's a siren battling her lost past. All she can do is try to beckon the passerbys by captivating them with her distant, hollow eyes. Her elongated, pleading hand. She has nothing left to give, but yet she's still trying. Why?

She knows that one can't make a mistake for each one molds us into who we are until the very end. It just takes a while to come to that realization. I think we all can relate to this at times.

Photographer: Wendy Weidemann

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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