The plain sky detracts as does the haloing (which often comes from HDR processing but the image is strangely flat and lacking in tonal and textural contrasts for that). There is also little depth in the chosen perspective. I do like the openness on the right and the sense of space the composition gives us. Perhaps a title such as “School’s Out” would strengthen the placement in Photojournalism.
on Aug 28
This well-balanced composition is easy on the eye; too bad the sky is unremarkable. I think the image could use a little boost in contrast.