Making a photograph interesting C&C

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  1. Bee Bee

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    For one of my assignments I have to take pretty boring pictures and make them somewhat interesting... this is my first attempt - original picture shown first taken on a dry but somewhat cloudy day. The second picture shows my attempt to make it more interesting...

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    Pretty good. The horizon needs a wee bit more tweaking though.
     
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    Tweaking in what way? xxx
     
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    making it straight (its really slanting to the left..) also you've cut off the building on the left. which kills it for me.. not a fan
     
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    ah I can easily straighten that up - cutting off the building was intentional as the other beach hut was already cut off xxx
     
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    but making it "interesting" takes away that Natural look of it ... is it worth it?

    cuz working in Lightroom I can make all kinds of changes to the picture but then I mostly don't because I know thats not why I captured the shot. I captured it because I liked it as I saw it.
     
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    I totally agree only I have to change these for my assignment - I had to take 20 shots - horizon not level, lighting wrong and all the rest and then try and make the most of them ;). Usually when I shoot I don't need to do much because I shot it how I wanted xxx
     
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    Photoshop in a Great White Shark jumping out of the water with a seal in its mouth.

    Or something.
     
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    RWQ@
     
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    If only I was good enough to do that! xxx
     
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    Agreed.

    But my preference would have been to not make any changes to the colors. And I would have cropped the bottom more, to get rid of the green thing advancing into the water. An almost all gray image with just a little bit of red in cabin 3 would make an interesting image to me.

    But it's a tough assignment because what is interesting to me may not be be to someone else.
     
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    Thank you - I guess I just found it a little dark and wanted to portray the feeling of the sun setting? Does that make sense? I am hating this assignment already! xxx
     

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