I am going for a painterly look on this one
Good Composition and Processing. However the first thing that caught my EYE or I should say leans my head to the Left was that the image appears to be crooked. Road in background also gives it that appearance even more. Thanks for posting.
@digicam Ed you may be correct but on every set up the first thing I do is go to settings and bring up the level to be sure everything is straight. The only explanation I have for the road is this is a mountain road so it’s possible that the road is going downhill.
@flipd1 , I hear you Phil. As I stated It APPEARS and gives the Appearance of. Did not say actually was. Take the image and straighten it out and see if it does not have a more natural look and more appealing to the eyes.
@digicam Hey Ed. I just tried that and it looks slightly better. But it created another issue which is the trees on the left looks to lean too much. I like the advice you gave. I am always open to try thing so thanks for the suggestion
@flipd1 , very slightly, but it does look a lot more natural and appealing to the Eye.
@digicam Check out the revised version. I posted a newer one for comparison. I see your point and it does look better..... but now I can't unsee the tree leaning LOL. Also Lord knows I don't wanna lean left... Not even with my pictures.
@flipd1 , Is the image about the Stream or the Tree?. Do all Trees grow Straight. I think NOT. Have you never seen a crooked tree? I straightened the image myself and there is very little difference except less tree which in my opinion gives the stream even more eye appeal. But that's just me.
See my reply on the other image.