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Photo Critique #174


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 7D
  • 17mm
  • 1/60
  • f/7.1
  • ISO 100

The main vision I had for this photograph was to make the viewer feel like they could jump into the picture. At the location, just above Dollar Lake in Kings Canyon in California, I was immersed in the complete and utter beauty of the scenery and went off the trail (John Muir) just before completing an exhausting 20 mile day of backpacking on my 19th birthday. My main goal was to capture the contrasting color of the green meadow and immense beauty of the sky against the water.

Photographer: Brian Lovelace

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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