I actually prefer the orig photo - mostly because it looks more natural to me.
Originally Posted by bass_sears
This is, however, my personal preference - I nearly always like 'true to life' images and I reckon you got the balance well sorted on the first one. True the sky was washed out - and maybe if you have isolated that and tweaked only the sky it may have helped it a bit.
As for the crop - again - purely down to choice - if you prefer your crop then it's right for you - I quite like the wider view with this landscape image.
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