I lied. Ultimately the picture that I posted to the Free Study challenge is this one:
I was advised that the Sun Worshippers will not do well in the challenge as the crop made the picture a bit too wide. Apparently people are merciless when voting in the Free Study Challenges. I must say that my revised submission picture is doing ok. Right now it's sitting at a 5.46 average vote out of 10, after 75 votes. I was hoping for a bit higher score, but then again I'm not really objective. What would you have given it?