First off, I'd like to say that I think your picture is absolutely beautiful.
It jumped out at me with its colors, and it has a sense of wonder and innocence while at the same time being joyful and fascinating. I love how the colors all harmonize without making the photograph seem too unoriginal and are blazing with life - it reminds me a lot of a child's point of view; a world where everything can be absolutely fascinating, magical and inspiring. Your picture captures that wonderfully.
Despite the fact that I've seen quite a few pictures that work with colors and emotions, this one still caught my eye and awoke my interest. Yellow is a color that emits joy and happyness, and combined with the sunlight on the girl creates a peaceful yet vibrant atmosphere.
The position of the camera at this angle enables the viewer to see eye to eye with the child in the picture - it's almost as if one is sitting in the flowers watching the girl. The camera's focus on the girl and the flowers, and also the unfocused background combined with the soft, magical lighting make this scene seem like a moment grasped out of time, something so surreal, beautiful and fascinating.
Your picture made me feel somewhat nostalgic, because I think that in everyday life people are far too rushed and tend to forget the things that make life magical, things that make you see through the eyes of a child and marvel at the wonders of the wold around you. However I believe it's important to remind oneself of those things once in a while, and never to forget the beauty and fascination of life itself.
Thank you for sharing this lovely photograph!
Thank you for this well written critique.
I prefer to get down to a child's level when photographing them, it seems to give a better effect, in this one I was actually laying down on the ground so that I could get this effect.
I'm unhappy with the editing part of it, for some reason I just could not get the yellow that i wanted, it was either this or a dull none popping yellow, I must have made the right choice here.
Again thank you, appreciate it.
Sure thing! I enjoyed writing it - it's always different and more interesting to write a critique than "just" a comment, somehow; in my opinion you notice much more about a picture if you look at it for a little longer and get some structure into what you say about it. Also, I think you made a great choice with that yellow, it makes the picture really lively.
So - you're welcome !