River Sunset c&c please

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Took a lot of photos today during the very early sunset. This is one of my favorites. Would love some feedback on the composition (too busy?) and the post processing (too much?). Thanks.

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Huumm , The light in my opinion is very good, nice warm colours, although the background is a little bit unfocused specially on the left side, and i would cut that right side until the boat to get ride of the right side of the bridge :)

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Huumm , The light in my opinion is very good, nice warm colours, although the background is a little bit unfocused specially on the left side, and i would cut that right side until the boat to get ride of the right side of the bridge :)

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Thanks so much for your feedback. Yes it's definitely soft in the background, not the best DOF for a landscape. I didn't have my tripod with me so couldn't use a higher f stop. Here it is with the crop you suggested. I can't decide if I like it better this way.

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Huumm , The light in my opinion is very good, nice warm colours, although the background is a little bit unfocused specially on the left side, and i would cut that right side until the boat to get ride of the right side of the bridge :)

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Thanks so much for your feedback. Yes it's definitely soft in the background, not the best DOF for a landscape. I didn't have my tripod with me so couldn't use a higher f stop. Here it is with the crop you suggested. I can't decide if I like it better this way.

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Ahh, Much Better, For me off Course :)
 
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Huumm , The light in my opinion is very good, nice warm colours, although the background is a little bit unfocused specially on the left side, and i would cut that right side until the boat to get ride of the right side of the bridge :)

My opinion ;)

Thanks so much for your feedback. Yes it's definitely soft in the background, not the best DOF for a landscape. I didn't have my tripod with me so couldn't use a higher f stop. Here it is with the crop you suggested. I can't decide if I like it better this way.

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Ahh, Much Better, For me off Course :)

After some additional reflection, I think I have to agree with you. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

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That is a beautiful sky and I love the boardwalk/pier in the foreground. I like the softness of the image, too. My only criticism is that the horizon is slightly crooked and should be rotated clockwise about 1 or 2 degrees.
 
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That is a beautiful sky and I love the boardwalk/pier in the foreground. I like the softness of the image, too. My only criticism is that the horizon is slightly crooked and should be rotated clockwise about 1 or 2 degrees.

Thanks - I do love the way the Tokina wide angle always makes the clouds so dreamy. Re the horizon - I agree that it looks a tiny bit off but, when I zoom in, all of the buildings in the background look straight to me so maybe it is an illusion due to the curving shoreline of the river and the little island in the mid ground? It's probably me! I do really struggle with the straighten tool in PSE to the point where I sometimes will straighten in Picassa then edit the rest in Elements.
 

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That is a beautiful sky and I love the boardwalk/pier in the foreground. I like the softness of the image, too. My only criticism is that the horizon is slightly crooked and should be rotated clockwise about 1 or 2 degrees.

Thanks - I do love the way the Tokina wide angle always makes the clouds so dreamy. Re the horizon - I agree that it looks a tiny bit off but, when I zoom in, all of the buildings in the background look straight to me so maybe it is an illusion due to the curving shoreline of the river and the little island in the mid ground? It's probably me! I do really struggle with the straighten tool in PSE to the point where I sometimes will straighten in Picassa then edit the rest in Elements.

It could be a little barrel distortion. Since the horizon is the more prominent part of the image, it's more important to level it than the buildings in the background. In my experience, buildings can sometimes a little 'off', too (not perfectly straight). If I drag the side of the browser window to hit the building on the right, I notice that it is a bit tilted in the same direction as the horizon.
 

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