So I shouldn't take your use of the word SNAPSHOT in all caps as a sign of offense?
The food cart has pretty much nothing going for it except the amusement of the signage about cold and frozen things on what appears to be quite a cool day, which I assume is the point. As such it's not a bad document of a mildly amusing scene. It suffers from a bit of a split personality, there's an apparent subject placed at a crossing of 1/3 lines in the approved fashion with the guy standing at the service window. Since the dude does not seem to be part of the joke, there's a bit of a conflict between ideas going on here.
The color palette feels too popped and warm for the day, and conflicts with the cold day/cold drinks joke.
Not to be impolite here, but you seem to have far more interest in engaging in some antagonism and confrontation instead of critique. When I critique, I critique the photo. I don't invent left-handed insults to work into the copy. Do you know how old the "snapshot" putdown is in photographic circles? I mean really, I almost spit my coffee out my nose on that one. I am new here, so I am having to learn where the peacocks are and the exact pecking order. I think I just found it.
Please assume if you like that anything I post is a "snapshot" and spare yourself having to continually repeat at least THAT stale old joke. I love taking snapshots - thank you for noticing.
Here's how I critique:
- I look for intellectual, emotional or visual interest. And how much there is of each.
- I look for signs of the photographer revealing themselves in the photograph.
- I look for technical elements which might be limiting the expressive power of the photograph as shot.
- I try to measure if I want to know more by having seen the photograph, or not.
-I try to suggest ways to improve the photograph keeping in mind the circumstances as I might know them
I avoid four things: Telling people to go to a library and learn photography; telling people they are ignorant of various subjects; name dropping famous photographers in an effort to associate my self with their work; and inserting insults, jokes or demeaning remarks about the photographer's ideas or intent. I have found over the years that this engenders the most respect from the artist.
Of course, how others critique is their own business and not mine. But as I enjoy critiquing photographs, and I see some awful critique methods here, I don't want anyone to confuse my intentions with some of these critique styles I've seen.
Now, it isn't my intention to keep engaging in this kind of talk. I am interested in photographs and critiques.