So, on the back of a recent thread I thought I'd ask what process you use to critique a photograph? The idea is we can get an insight into how other people view our shots, what criteria they apply and get a better understanding of what other people can look for in the shots we put up for critique. Please consider what you look for beyond just liking a shot and let us know spesifically why you like it. Personally I first take in the whole shot, then I consider the subject. I ask myself do the techniques used add to the feel of the shot? Then I consider balance and I note how my eye moves through the frame noting any areas that are: a) not the main subject but draw the eye putting the image off balance b) leading lines taking the eye out of the frame I'll look over the image several times for this not thinking too much, just noting where my eyes go. Then I dive into the more technial stuff: Does the processing fit the image? Is my eye drawn to the areas I think the photographer intended? Is the image cohesive? Does the shot evoke a mood/feeling? Lastly I look at the finishing: Is the shot level? Are there any areas of bad cloning/pp? Is the sharpness acceptable for the subject? is there enough detail? What strikes me about the image? Are there areas that I think are done particularly well? That's roughly my process. What's yours? PS @Designer I'd be particularly interested in hearing yours as you brought this idea to my attention!