Why does this photo suck?!

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  1. D-B-J

    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I can't figure out why i dont like it that much. Can anyone tell me whats wrong with it? I don't like it but i can't figure out why.

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    The blur in the foreground and background isn't really pleasing. The water looks dirty. The rocks are very dark, the highlights on the water are clipped - not much you could do about that though.
     
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    You would have been better off to get very close to the water .... so that it becomes abstract.

    The scene itself does not say much.

    The big question is ... what did you see that made you take the shot ?
     
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    I tried to give it some help, not sure if you'll like it. I edit to my taste - not everyone shares the same taste.

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    Edit looks a lot better the the original that's for sure.
     
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    it really does look much better. How did you edit it?! Or what did you do?
     
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    Well.. I used a plugin call Viveza to edit certain ranges/parts of the image. It works basically by creating control points which are based on the color/brightness of the area you place them on, then you specify how big of the area you want the changes to affect. Basically, toned down the yellow channel. Brightened up some dark areas. Tried to darken the blues and give a little contrast in the mid-tones without boosting the highlights too much.
     
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    I think a longer shutter speed would of helped also. The water is kinda blurred but you can still see individual splashes.
     
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    It actually looks cool like that IMO.
     
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    I was thinkin the same thing. Not to mention this water was VERY high so it was basically raging. Haha
     
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    I think it would look better with a longer shutter speed.
     
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    did you clean the water? :D
     

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