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Yes this is much much better. You have found an image that exhibits the characteristics of hard light.
First things first. Here is the exif data for this image:
Date Time Original: 2010:08:07 17:39:50
Exposure Time: 1/320
F Number: f / 10
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire
Focal Length: 35mm
White Balance: Manual white balance
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D40
Color Space: 1
Pixel X Dimension: 1782
Pixel Y Dimension: 1783
Date Time Digitized: 2010:08:07 17:39:50
Subsec Time: 80
Subsec Time Original: 80
Subsec Time Digitized: 80
Max Aperture Value: 1.60
Light Source: Fine weather
Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Exposure Mode: 1
Digital Zoom Ration: 1
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 52mm
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Gain Control: None
Subject Distance Range: Unknown
X Resolution: 72
Y Resolution: 72
Resolution Unit: 2
Date Time: 2010:08:07 17:39:50
Software: Aperture 3.1.2
A quick aside I notice that you are using Aperture. I highly recommend Adobe Lightroom going forward. I used Aperture for a few years but it’s nowhere near as good as Lightroom.
Now this image certainly exhibits the characteristics required by the assignment in terms of hard light. So I think you’ve certainly showed that you understand the assignment now.
The image itself is very odd. It’s perspective and shadows are very bizzarre and confusing. I do not like the photograph but I do like the bright colors and the fact that it shows hard light perfectly. Otherwise from a composition perspective it is very awkward.
I think there is something to be learned from this beyond hard light.
The shadow on the wall makes me feel like I am looking down from the sky. It’s almost an optical illusion.
What do you think is going on here?
Whatever the case you’ve nailed the assignment from the light perspective.