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I like the tighter view of #2 here, though the glow in #1 is pretty nice. Maybe a bit too much sky in #1?
Hi Jim, thanks for the comment and you are right on the first one and I even thought of this before posting.
I level the camera and compose after choosing the appropriate lens. Being a 17TSE, I could have shifted it down, but that might have gotten my tripod legs :-) In the full size you can see the rocks in the shallow water at my feet. That leaves just the sky to work with. I did crop it to a 16x9 ratio (one of my frame sizes and took it all off the sky. UWA often provide too much foreground and sky.
Sounds pretty mechanical, I should crop per aesthetic value rather than to fit a frame I have. And perhaps I would. Or maybe I should crop it more like the second one which is preferred, or maybe even use a different lens. One advantage of zooms is better composition.