Finally, I have the chance to go through your gallery (I've been meaning to do so for a while now). I love this photograph, Daniel. It does not only convey an apocalyptic feeling, but also one of desolation. Technology driving children away from playgrounds and forests, keeping them in their houses... It's an overwhelming sadness, really, and this photo seems to convey this well.
Personally, I feel that this is an excellent photo. It is also a wonderful metaphor. As for the centering, oddly, it is the one thing that is often in sharpest focus in many people's minds, so I am glad you placed it where it is. Details of one's childhood often become hazy as time changes things and age sets in. The playground equipment in the foreground is what most would remember, but not so much peripheral details which do sometimes fade into the darkness of the mind. Well done!
The lighting here is very impressive - I like the subject matter too; it's worked out well for you, and it combines very well with the title to create a strong image. I think it's a bit unfortunate to have that barrier in the background, as it's a little distracting, but otherwise you've got a very strong piece of work here
Apeture, if you shot say at f8 you could make it like f4 (don't remember the actual numbers) to let a little more light in to see some more detail in the shadows... of course that might just blow out the highlights. I would give it a shot though
Oh, it was as open as could be with my camera (f/2.8), with a 0.5 sec exposure time (kind of critical already for a hand-held photo). I see what you mean though, but guess I'll just have to start using a tripod, eh?
Great shot, it looks really awesome. I love hte look of the fog backlit by the sodium streetlight, has an almost apocalyptic feel to it...which I think you were going for based on the title. Good composition, but it is a bit centered for my taste (and for this perspective, which is a good perspective, but I don't think it should be centered). I like hte framing and the colors, but I think the focus could be a bit sharper. Anyways, great job overall.
The composition came from wanting the light to be behind that tree, so I basically had to stay on this line. Since I had no tripod and it was dark, I had to use another nearby tree to lean my hand and camera on. Therefore my positioning. Aaaand since at the time I didn't do any cropping, this is the result
I assume you'd move everything to the right a bit, or crop from the right side a bit?
Yeah, I dislike the blurriness too, but as I mentioned - no tripod there, and only 2-3 tries to choose from. I learned my lesson on that point now