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I like the vibrant colours and the the way you've caught the girl's hair at precisely the right moment in it's upward arc. I also like the apparent phantom head profile formed by the dust/smoke (the upper yellow forms the front of the phantom's hair, shading back thro' green to the girl's blue hair which forms the back of the head, you can also see a nose (yellow). The phantom's hairstyle reminds a bit of the early Bob Dylan.
Lot's of sensible comments here & some good Mods, so I won't go over the same ground again. My only comment is that I find my eye falling away towards the lighter area on the left (is it a font there?), so I would be tempted to darken the area to the left of the pulpit.
I like the light on both the big bunch grass & on the mountainside. The bunch of grass is an important part of the picture. I agee with the other comments about cropping the bottom - the cropped mods are an improvement. A nice picture
The sky has a lot of interest in it and is clearly the main interest in the image. The silhouettes of the palm trees & undergrowth take away a lot of space from the interesting sky - especially the black area at the bottom. I've uploaded a cropped version that makes the proportion of sky greater.
I agree with Willie's comments about shutter speed, focus etc.
I agree with Paul's comments. A further minor point is that I find the background (perhaps because it is rather mundane) a bit distracting. A larger aperture would have helped blur it a bit more - or you could add a selective graduated blur post production. Another thought, if you live locally, would be to go back on a foggy day - this might also add a further sense of melancholy,
The photo is well exposed, well detailed and most importantly you have captured the action as just the right split second. The composition is good with a bit of space to the right for the horse to "move into". The rider is caught nicely concentrating.
Swans always make elegant subjects to photograph. The problem is that they are vey white and a camera exposure meter is often deceived into overexposing the well lit areas of the bird. Here it looks like the camera meter has exposed partly at least for the dark water and hence the light areas on the swan's back are overexposed and burnt out. Spot metering can help if it the spot is centred on an appropriate area of the bird or you can estimate an exposure compensation setting for the shot. Otherwise if you shoot in RAW and if you are lucky, then you can adjust for the overexposure in post processing.
I like the way the bird is posed in the frame, with most of the "weight" (ie chest, legs & flower is standing on) of the image offset to one side. Quite reasonably sharp. There's even a catch-light in the birds eye (photo judges seem to think this nearly essential for some reason ). Overall the image is slightly flat so might be worth playing with Contrast, Clarity and/or Curves in post production. Also there seems to be a wiggly scratch thing bottom right that could be easily cloned out.
I like the sly smile on the lady's face and the overall humour of the shot. I also like the way the lady's bright red lipstick echoes the red detail of his uniform. My only quibble is that the lighting on the couple is very different from that on the background - it suggests the photo was taken against a theatrical backdrop - but of course that could be the intention.
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