Hey Paul,Thanks for updating your signature and avatar!
Now onto your photos.
As I mentioned in the previous lesson I want you to try to shoot photos that stand up on their own, and not just meet the criteria of the assignment.Your first image is very hard light!
In the future if you want more control in these situations you may want to invest in a neutral density filter:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutral_density_filter
The photo itself is not that great on it's own but I think I know what you we're trying to do. You we're trying to shoot an s curve.
S-cuves in photography are great.
Look at these examples:Morant's Curve - Digitized Velvia Slide film
by Alan Vernon.
, on Flickr#435 S-curve
by Mikael Miettinen
, on FlickrWinding road
by Håkan Dahlström
, on Flickr
There is something inherently dynamic about them that draws you in with an S curve...
I think that might be what you wanted to achieve here. Sometimes you have to be above your subject to get the real S effect...Your soft light image:
Your usage of "frame within a frame" technique is nice and this is very nice soft light. So you've completed the assignment!
Here are a couple more examples of a the frame within a frame technique. Sometimes it really works.A Frame within a frame--get it?
, on FlickrCar frame
by The U.S. Army
, on Flickr
In your case to improve the image i would have just included the door and not that extra sliver of light.
Overall you've done well here to understand the lighting aspect of this assignment even though these will certainly not be your strongest images. But I think you already know that.