Sunset and Shadows
This is a spectacular scene and I can see what caught your eye!
All of us have our own vision and thankfully we all see things differently. If this was a scene that I had captured, these are the things I would consider working on in the digital darkroom:
- Framing - does the frame represent you vision or does it need to be cropped?
- Does the image need to be rotated a tad?
- Luminosity across the image - what was your intent in the final presentation and does this version achieve it?
I would suggest that you work on the post processing some more - this has all the makings of a dramatic image. Per our conversations, you would get a huge return on the effort invested in learning more about post processing techniques.
I made some changes based on your feedback. Since I have so much to learn about post processing, they probably don't quite fit the bill.
I am curious to know how you would consider cropping this image. It's always good to have another way of seeing.
Thanks for your feedback.
Any further suggestions from me run the risk of the image becoming "my" image, as opposed to your vision! 🙂
If you care to see how I would process it, I'd be happy to take a crack at it from your RAW file, as time permits over the next few days.
Hope you are having a great weekend? I've spent most of the weekend reading - something I haven't done to this extent in a long time! I'm enjoying the complete absence of NetFlix/Amazon Prime. 😀
I would like to comment on your image too. I love the colour ...it's just oozing orange around that tree trunk...fantastic! Exposure is also very good. The image has a definite feeling about it and I would second Raaj's comment. The top of the tree and the areas of sky that are showing....do they contribute to the feeling of the photo? I see the trunk with the glowing orange sun as the subject, and the orange leaves support that with context. I think the top section could be cropped off for a more powerful image. I would crop just below where the sky starts to show on the top right. I would be tempted to also try a square crop. I think this image might work well as a square crop, just be sure not to lose too much of the image in the crop.