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| p.1 #2 · Red barn - suggestions? |
First, welcome to Critique.
Second, cross-posting is OK. At least I hope so, since I often get help on Critique to tweak, toss, or finalize an image that I then post elsewhere. And sometimes I go elsewhere first, get no responses, and learn something is wrong.
Third, the images.
I think you are trying to do too much. I think you are trying to figure out how to get everything in the shot, including foreground leading lines, a good idea, wide views, and still make a small distant barn grab attention. A tough order. I think the last panoramic image succeeds the best with a balanced feel. There is a bit of competition from that neat sunburst, but to me it adds a second, balancing point of interest.
In the first the aspens help frame the image, show the setting, and provide a bit of leading line or wedge by their shape and associated shadow. But they are just not vibrant or interesting on their own.
Below is a LR rework of this image with a tighter crop. Using the brush tool I selectively darkened the pines. Using the TAT tool set to luminance I increased the brightness of the reds in the barn and some oranges in the aspens. I like the zigzag effect created by the aspens, shadows
The second image can be improved by using the brush tool to brighten the exposure of the barn. While I like your capture of the trails in the snow, they really dont lead the eye toward the barn so much as somewhere into the scene.