Where do I start:
In focus Leafless trees make an awful background
Blown out areas on hair and shoulders.
Skin tone looks wrong not artistic
No depth of field control.
Tilted for no good reason
I could go on, but In general looks like it was taken with an iPhone.
Well at least its not just me.
OK a bigish thing for me was the tilt, couldn't work that out - why hell my camera even has a little level display - guess they all do!.
Then because my niece is a "whitey" i.e. not a drop of melinine in her body, taking after her mother, so I know you had to be careful shooting her. eg if you shot both of my sisters together, one is parchment white and light brown haired , the other is blonde and a sort of natural very light golden tan. If you got one right you got the other wrong! So I naturally checked that here. For example look at the other very white girl, the blonde on the right.
OK one shouldn't go looking at your niece's friends legs, but as a Tog you have to check exposure i.e. white skin and say dark clothes.
In this photo, in my Opinion her legs are so over exposed, you can hardly see where one ends and the other starts.
Really appreciate everyone's comments.
I don't like interfereing in my sister's business, but were it the other way round I'd sure appreciate Heads Up! before I made a mistake.
Also interested - would anyone else shoot at 1/2,500 sec in these circumstances?