Which composition is better?

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    The second, but it's way too dark.
     
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    I agree with Max
     
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    The tree on the right looks better, but the photos are way too dark, if you look at their histogrammes you see that everything builds up in the shadow side only, you hardly have any highlights at all.

    But this was a beautiful sunset, and you did not "hide" it behind ever so many trees like in your previous ones. Good. :D
     
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    As someone mentioned before, it was very boring just to shoot the sun and cloud. I just want to find some interesting shape. All I can find is tree and house, power pole ;-)
     
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    Tree is good. Too much of the trees around can be too much. But you need to expose for longer! You work with your camera on a tripod, though it is a video camera, isn't it? But if that video camera can take still photos, can't it also expose for longer or shorter?
     
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    cut 1/4 off the top off the first one...and a bit on either side too... also the foreground could be sharper (maybee thats the scale tho..)
     
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    Another suggestion. If you have a strong flash, set everything manual on your camera so you can expose the sky how you like. Then crank your flash way up (also on a manual setting). You should then get some foreground exposed along with that tree. A tripod is also essential.

    I like the second one best because the composition is good and more of the sky is exposed.
     

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