Critic : Bali – rice farmer

What it is

It’s one of the first pictures I took in Bali. It’s a rice farmer in a field near Denpasar. We stayed in the car, rolled down the window and shot. The guy waved to us, we waved back, and went on our way.

What I like

  • The nice-looking clouds
  • The contrast between the various field states (green on the left, small shoots in the middle and just water on the right)
  • The lone farmer looking towards the camera, well placed in the lower third

What I don’t like

  • The palm tree in the middle of the field on the left. I should have framed more towards the right.
  • The foreground is not interesting, but cropping more removes too much stuff. I should have moved forward (and squatted down while I was at it).