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Old 11-11-2016, 02:03 PM   #6
John West
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Looking better, I like the new crop but I think it needs a bit more contrast, I would lighten the midtones a bit and darken the darks.

Decapod raises an interesting issue about the utility poles not being vertical. He is right, but the poles still cause a visual sense of awkwardness, at least for me. Maybe there is nothing to be done about that but if it were me I would try to fudge the rotation a bit to see if that helps.

Edit. I had a little time so I downloaded your image to see what I could do. This is the result. When I tried increasing the overall contrast, the shadows went dark, so I did some selective work, lightening the shadows, darkening the sky, increasing the contrast on the engine, and then a bit of overall increase in contrast. I tried to see if running it through the lens correction filter could help with the crooked utility poles but it didn't seem to help. Attached (I hope) is what I came up with.
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