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agentxq49

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1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Everything, anything that can improve me as a photographer

2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
Hope to show the 'crack' in the clouds and thus have an overall impact in the picture

3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
I was taking this in high wind, after the picture was taken, the clouds shifted downwind 10 seconds later.

4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
I find that this picture has one of my better compositions in it, but i'm still learning :sweat:
 

HTCahHTC

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I'm gonna be honest here (IMHO only)

the 'crack' in the clouds are not what attracted me, it was the orange building...
because the overall picture is too flat.

not entirely your fault, the clouds weren't at its best colors and form.
 

agentxq49

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I guess my PP needs working, maybe a cpl would have improved it since it was still a little hazy.
 

calebk

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I guess my PP needs working, maybe a cpl would have improved it since it was still a little hazy.
A CPL would not have improved much here. Please understand what a CPL does.

I think what you got right here was the verticals. It's something many people overlook, but you've done well here.

However, picture seems a bit underexposed. I understand you were exposing for the clouds, so that's why it's a little dark, but you can consider dabbling into HDR photography. That may allow you to get a more dynamic image, where the foreground detail is not compromised just so the clouds can be well-exposed.
 

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This is a common error that shows up every now and then.

You see some clouds which you thought was interesting and you took a picture of it with the surrounding context. How you ever thought about what the surrounding context can do to enhance the composition? People are sometimes too engrossed with the bits that interests them (cloud, lightning, sun ray, you name it), they forgot about the entire composition. You've got to consider every single inch of the composition if you want the photograph to work, not just the bits that interests you. Its not easy but its definitely not impossible. There are better ways to capture dramatic clouds.
 

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1. distortions and tilts, please correct.

2. eyes' version looks over DI'ed, somewhat lighter touch, and there is a certain mood achieved, the idea is there.

3. CPL doesn't work here.

4. kit is right in that it is just a cloud and building, and a partial cloud at that. take a look at more photographs to better understand how to make the clouds work with the scene, rather than snapping for the sake of capturing the cloud. :)
 

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There is no real point of interest here.
 

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