(Yaaay my first critique!) I thought this photo really captured the sad and somber mood portrayed by the reference an empty seat can mean to someone and what it symbolizes. I have seen quite a few pictures with the "empty seat in a park" thing. So I wouldn't see this as original, but the technique was good. Making this black and white made the mood even more gloomy. My personal impact is a good one. I can look at this picture and take something from it. I can image. Isn't that what an artist is meant to do? To spark creativity and inspire others! I could look at this and write a story based on only this picture because it isn't so limited in possibilities. This is an especially beautiful view, so I couldn't see how anyone could go wrong when taking a picture here Keep doing what you're doing!