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I'm always more interested in what happens before the shutter is released than what happens after, but here's my quick critique of your processing-
#1- Perhaps a bit of gentle sharpening, and rotate a bit counterclockwise.
#2- Same thing as #1. I understand that getting in close, using a wide angle lens, and aiming slightly downward often causes distortion (in this case, the sides splaying out), so determining when the shot is "level" is difficult. My solution to this is finding a vertical line in the middle of the shot, and making sure IT is vertical. That will make the shot level- in spite of other lines indicating otherwise. Of course, this doesn't work for shots of the ocean's horizon, etc., but it would here.