Landscape Critique Please

November 23rd, 2016
Hey everyone...

Its been a long long long time since I've been on 365 and I've put down my camera for a little over 9 months. I've since been on a trip to Hawaii packed with a new camera (Fuji X-T2) but I know that both my photography skills and editing skills have atrophied quite a bit.

The image is a photo stitch of 9 separate images taken in portrait mode, cropped, exposure change, curve modification, bringing down the highlights, slight selective colour use and a gradient map to clean up the colour transitions.

Critiques welcome please as its midnight and I know I've missed a lot of things out in the editing but for the life of me, just can't see anything obvious at this time of night. The image is best viewed large...

November 23rd, 2016
I think I would crop a bit of the foreground as it is trying to dominate. I would also try to bring out some of the warm color in the sky.
Beautiful scene. Really nice job on the photo stitch
November 24th, 2016
Nice view and good job! I am the happy owner of XT2 as well).
I would make sky more dramatic, and lightened the water a little. Would also crop right side till grass roof of the shed.
November 24th, 2016
I second a vote for trimming a little of the patio foreground. It distracts from the details farther out and also--i think--contributes to the a little left over dizziness feel that I get. But very impressive work!
November 27th, 2016
@lisainstpete @roulin @houser934
Thanks for the critique everyone...
Totally agree about the crop being too low - i've pushed the crop up and did some work on the sky. I've decided not to make the sky warmer - it was cooler on the day and I want to stay true to the experience

November 30th, 2016
I like your work! Very nice)) Do you have a Behance profile?
November 30th, 2016
@alexandra12 Hi! thanks for the nice comment - nope I don't have a enhance profile - i don't really even know what it is lol
April 28th, 2018
Cool! Maybe dodge and Burn could put more Light on the foreground
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