Thank you very much! That was the feedback I was seeking. I'll play around with it a little and repost.Nice, I like it but I find it a little too bright. I would reduce brightness, and increase contrast a tad, and maybe work with vibrance and saturation a bit too, adding a little more, but reducing luminance in the yellow vegetation.
Thanks, Eric, Appreciate the comment. Yes, we are very parched. Hope we get our monsoons back, soon! I'm going to play around with the B&W a little. Thanks for helping!Miriam -
For what's it's worth - I like this one just as much as your 1st above. Both convey, for me at least, just how dry and parched the landscape is out around there these days. I'd been down there a coupla years ago when the area had had a bit more moisture. Also - just as an opinion: your B&W conversion above could have benefited from stronger contrast, and perhaps a high key treatment. That's just me - good onya for getting out there with the camera and for sharing these with us.
I like #11 over #4 also. The colors seem more right to me. I think it's a matter of adjusting, then coming back to it with fresh eyes, and readjusting till it starts to look right.I think I prefer your edited version in post #11. To my eyes, the shrubbery in post #4 is too yellow and overly saturated.
Most software editors will allow you to selectively adjust colors...brightness, hue and/or saturation. This makes it easier to select just the sky, for example, to adjust the brightness or hue of just the blue colors in the frame. Using Photoshop's many selection tools, targeting certain colors or luminosities for a variety of adjustments can become very refined.
In the end, I like your composition. And, if anything is to be learned from this thread it's that every viewer will have an opinion based upon his/her taste. But ultimately it's your opinion as the artist that matters.