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2.42 - "Needs Work" 

Morning glow in Montenegro

I went back and forth on how to frame this scene. I originally intended the pano to be much wider, as the clouds and peaks continue to the right. However the foreground lost interest so I kept to the scene framed here. I really like the homes in the foreground - for their colors, how their rooflines mimic the peaks of the mountains, and to bring in the sense of scale. Comments welcome.

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I love the clouds and the light on the mountains, but i don't share your love for the foreground, it's a bit out of place for me. It's so close to the bottom of the frame that it cannot really decide to be in or out, if you know what i mean. Especially that house in the bottom left and the patch of grass put me off. They also seem a bit slanted to the left, but that might be die to the uneven ground itself.

Hi Max, thanks for the feedback. I get what you mean about the homes being too tight in the frame. I have some extra room in the file, so I'll see what I can achieve with some more work in post. I didn't see the slant at first, but you and Henrik (below) pointed it out so I see it now :)

Great image! Nice landscape and your postprocessing is excellent.

I agree with Maximilian, the foreground is a bit unclear. I like the houses, but I would give them some more space under them. Also, it seems that the photo is tilted counterclockwise?

I would crop the frame more towards the mountain on the right. I love the light on it, and I think cropping the image will give it more focus.

Thanks Henrik! I'll head back into PS and see what improvements can be made to the composition.

Thats a lovely scene!