2 is good. you caught the light at a nice time. not sure about the tree though. i can see why its good to include it for some perspective but its a dead tree... and a part of me thinks would have been nicer to see more of the sky.
3.. good exposure... but just a fairly straightforward 2/3rds landscape.. the circular shadow at the rocks is also a little distracting.
4.. better than the 1st one.. but would have been nice to see some sky in this pic.
#1 might need a little more impact. I feel the cropping might be just a lil too tight. just a lil.
Maybe deepen the tones a little and sat the colours to bring out the impact of the water more.
#2 Is just right. LEAVE IT AS THAT! :bsmilie: pretty much have that mag look alr. just a lil tad brighter in future?
#3 Might need to reconsider the composition. Looks a lil too crowded. Too much rock personally. hmmmm the rule of third here would require some veiwers to decide what they want to look at. Lacks focal point.
#4 Not too sure about this too. Might need a little bit more space to have the "S" curve visible. looks a little bit "Dead". The water seems to be just water and the rocks just rocks. Is it a What You See Is What You Get kinda shot? maybe can try to shoot it a tad bit slower. to catch the dreamy look of the backwash.
#5 I reckon you were using a flash for this shot. The sky light in the back ground seems to be around the late 6 pm region. Thats pretty much late evening. The dramatic skyline at that time maybe a little too dark already. But try to imagine this. The whole walkway is a shillouette in the blue sky. Compositionally it is there. Just need to relook at how you want the shot to look like. A good referance for techniques and photos can be found on the "Digital camera" magazine june issue. =)
The above views are personal opinions that i feel might help in improving your pictures. So hopefully those reading it wont take it as a negative feedback.
i rather the tree silhouette not merged with the landmass in the background. very distracting, and losing the tree ... sky is good, foregd rocks too, maybe u can photoshop away backgd land mass or reshoot.
Revisiting this post again, I like to share with you what i learnt from a recent article i read from a photo mag. "to shoot great landscapes, you need to choose the perfect timing for the perfect background. Next, isolate a subject within the frame which you feel complements your background.....etc" So maybe in a funky way or another, you might wanna try different crops at home in your free time or try shooting it again the next time you visit the place again. =)