"although no ration books in sight."The spirit of the 40's comes across well - although no ration books in sight.
I do think her large-ish arm so prominently displayed takes away from the faces and the umbrella seems to be the most in focus element.
remove the space from the top right to put the faces more in the power points
desaturate slightly (IMO, oversaturated)
remove the yellow in favor of blue
increase contrast slightly
"although no ration books in sight."
HoHo I tried to get a spitfire, union jack and a boy with rickets in the shot but I couldnt get them all together in time as they passed by in the jeep
Your points are interesting
1) this removes the bunting which IMO gives it a more 40's effect but a worthy point
2)3) Personal preferances
4) needed when 2 and 3 have been done
5) Possably I have to juggle around with contrast alot in pp its always, is that right or is that right
Thankyou for spending your time looking and giving me food for thought