This picture of an old farm in Connecticut was submitted by Steve Harris. There is a too much going on in this picture, it would have been better if it was focused on either the house or the tractor on the left. If you want to include the tractor then find another angle to frame both into the shot. I would leave the tractor out and take a step to the right to focus on just the house and its surroundings. To really add to this shot pick a day with a moodier sky. Another idea would be to shoot from a lower vantage point to really accentuate the house. Isolate what would make your picture the most interesting and make that your focal point.
This photo gets two stars on the PopPhoto Flash Rating System. —Melissa Macatee
The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!