Trying to get the hang of posting for critique. Thanks for your patience
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Joined: 07 May 2009
Location: Third Stone from the Sun
Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:55 pm
That crop shows it is OOF.
If shot in focus with a different composition it would be better.
Flip it crop the horizon off center and do a shadow highlight adjustment.
Joined: 20 Jun 2006
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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:17 pm
Notice how in your shot the horizon is in the center of the frame and in Barry's version he has lowered the horizon? Placing the main object in the center of the frame can result in a static snapshot type of an image. Google The Rule Of Thirds and you will find a good deal of information on how to improve composition use that.
Try to get all these things done right in the camera. Pay attention to the details before hitting the shutter and check your shot and if something is wrong make corrections and shoot it again.
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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:48 pm
I agree with Barry's crop and horizontal flip and Dave's assessment. Notice how now the lines of the picture (the road) lead into the picture, whereas with your version the lines were leading out. You have nice clouds, THAT'S GREAT, but you cut off the top of the biggest one, THAT'S BAD. With a tripod you can look around the viewfinder without moving the camera around. This only takes a few seconds and with the camera still you will notice things like the top of the cloud being cropped off.