I usually don't like empty skies, and in hindsight, perhaps I should have HDR'd the scene (at least just for the sky portion?). But with so many elements in this photo, maybe dramatic cloud formations may have made the scene too busy?
Hi terry, I agree on the sky and I would also perhaps consider cropping the right hand side as personally I found the walkway distracting from the river scene. Are the original images JPG or RAW format? Perhaps if RAW you may be able to get some further detail showing from them using multiple exposures?
Thanks for the constructive comments UK Pano. Much appreciated.
I'll need to review my original files to see if any cloud information can be squeezed out. It was mostly a hazy cloudless day, so I am not expecting much (which is why I didn't fret about it originally).
However, I'm not so sure about cropping the walkway from the right. For scenes such as landscapes and historic buidlings, scale is often very important information to relay. For example, I took photos of the Cambodian temple Banteay Srei. It's a rather small sized temple, (indeed, I had to literally crawl through the doorway entrances) but without including people in the photos for scale, an uninformed viewer might mistakenly think the temple is much larger than it is. I think that might be the case for this particluar photo too. The "rock" in the middle of the water was a massive part of the mountain that had sheered off. Without the nearby scale of the walkway, I think the rock might be incorrectly construed as much, much smaller. Try covering the walkway with your hand and then guess the rock's size. (I don't believe the bridge is a particularly useful scaling device because it is too far in the background).