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Wonder why nobody has cropped the dunes photo to eliminate the sky + clouds. Maybe even a 16:9 crop, for a cinematic-y look.
To me, the dunes and variable shadow/light is the focus, but the bright sky and inconsistent cloud shapes and tonality really distract and overpower the best part of the image. Kinda like having a delicate cut of nigiri and then submerging it in soy sauce, before heaping on a slice of ginger and a smear of wasabi.
Also, it's in balancing the two characters of the image-- the dunes and then the sky-- where so many processing issues are arising.
Sometimes the best way is to crop!