I think this is a majestic picture, well framed and composed, and clearly lit - all in all it even draws attention as a thumbnail, and full-size it makes you look again. Contrary to an earlier critique by someone else I don't think it needs a gimmick like the tilt-shift technique at all, but if you're hell-bent on trying it, the bird's eye perspective makes it suitable for it. As it's filed under "Street Photography", I'd have to say that it doesn't quite fit in with the best of this genre. We are looking at a crowd from a distance, not at individual people 'in a candid situation' (to quote the dA definition), with a discernible story and emotions. Perhaps adding a bit of colour and contrast through Saturation and/or Curves might add more life to it; the abundance of sunshine has flattened the colour a bit towards the monochrome, but although I'd try that myself, it's really up to the individual taste of the photographer. However, I could really see this hanging as an eye-catching large print in a living room and providing the joy of watching for a long time.
Couldn't write a critique as requested as i'm not a premium member yet, but i do think the picture is very well done. It's a story to me..one always wonders who these people are and where they are going and came from. I love the play of light and shadow. I'm not a photographer so i can hardly comment on the technical aspects. All i can say is that it speaks to me and makes me wonder. Great job.
I think you have this one just right, because: I see a single mother with her kid, a see groups of old & young people and there is one guy, right at the bottom that has his back turned on a larger group of a people ... The think is, we can only presume what they are, what they're doing in life ... and I like that it makes me imagine it all ... I like that.