The sky is the limit, or is it not?
Comments most welcome.
Bernard, thanks for posting your image. For some time I haven't been quite sure about your image, but I keep coming back to it, so it must be doing something!
It is interesting how the darkness of the sky could make the image 'top heavy', but it doesn't seem to. I think having it's 'inverse' - ie the light mountains, just below it, seems to equalise the darkness and makes the image more balanced.
The depth of field and interest created by the clarity of the ice crystals in the foreground and the clarity of the distant peaks I think is also what makes this image so fascinating.
I had a quick play and cropped a little bit off the bottom. I was endeavouring to make a clearer entry point into the image- as if I were walking across the terrain. I now feel like I have a path on the left foreground, leading upward diagonally into the scene.
The white snow capped rocks in the foreground now give a much stronger diagonal element leading upward and into the image as well.
I am not too sure about the more square aspect of the image which has resulted though, and I miss the detail of the ice... but I just had a bit of a play with making a stronger entry into the image.