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Hmm. I was initially looking at this on a Chromebook with the screen tilted a little, which rendered the hills as almost a silhouette. Correcting that, I found the picture almost insipid.

I want to like it, I really do. The geometry is quite wonderful, and there's a lot of nice tonality going on in it. Lots of interesting areas of one tone and another, lots of reflected material -- nicely broken up with a modicum of non-reflected material. The foreground rocky area anchors the frame nicely. If it were mine, I think I would do a bunch of burning and dodging (I am sure you are SHOCKED, SHOCKED to hear that!) with an eye toward organizing the tones into a dominant light area (probably in the sky, at the point of the V of hills) and a dominant dark area (possibly that rocky area in the foreground? Not sure, though) and then subordinate light and dark areas that try to echo elements of the dominant areas. It feels to me like it wants more heirarchy, basically.

I'd also render the tree-covered hills quite a bit darker, but that might be merely because that's how I first saw them and I quite liked that first impression.
 
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I was tempted to go that route and have it almost a featureless abstract but decided against it for no good reason. I will give it a try and see the results.
 

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I see two giant fish kissing on the surface of the water.
 
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I think I might like to see a little less sky, might play around with cropping the top edge some; the foreground is interesting and has so much texture I'm not sure if that large space of sky can balance it (maybe it would have if there had been more clouds to break up the almost solid grayness). I found myself staying more with the foreground of the photo as there's more to look at. Interesting photo, I like the reflection captured in the water.

With B&W what I learned was to adjust for a 'black' black and a 'white' white somewhere in the image (usually not in reflections or highlights) then go from there; I'd think about adjusting the contrast.

And I think bunnywabbits must have overactive imaginations, I think it's just a couple of rocks!
 

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Being unapologetic for the following pedantic comment, I see a likeness from one side of the frame to the other, but I don't see symmetry.
 
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Being unapologetic for the following pedantic comment, I see a likeness from one side of the frame to the other, but I don't see symmetry.

Well that is ironic.
 
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I preferred the original, but would be interested to see a square crop. IMO symmetrical images can work well in a square and the foreground ain't that interesting.
 
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X-mas came early!
 

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