WINTER WONDERLAND by PHIL BLAKELY; Grade: Not Accepted
The composition is good here, with the viewer being lead into the picture from the bottom right by the tyre tracks. At first I thought the image could be improved by flipping it so the tracks lead in from the bottom left, but I am not so sure.
I would crop just a little off the bottom of the image.
Also the tonal range needs to be played with here. The Blacks need to be blacker, but there is nothing in the whites and if printed they would just show as paper white. Ideally they should be toned down either one or two zones. (for those of you not familiar with the zone system, a zone is one stop of brightness, or the effect of opening up or closing down one stop on the aperture. So I suggest that the white should have between 100 and 200% less brightness so you can see some detail and there is a differentiation between it and the white of the paper.) This would give some detail to the texture of the snow.
Again I suggest you go back and have a go at this on a computer. Also maybe Google the Zone System to find out more.