Thanks everyone for the very constructive critique
- The horizon appears tilted
- The image seems over-cooked contrast-wise
- I think the horizontal balance is a bit off
The horizon is not really tilted (if so, just very slightly), but sometimes composition and perspective give the impression the camera was not aligned properly. If that is the case, correcting this is sometimes an option, I know.
As for the contrast, I probably messed that up when reducing image size and resharpening, you are right. Unfortunately I am travelling with a poor laptop display right now, so I will not dare to do any further corrections right now
Balance ... I was not really very happy here myself.
I think this works better with the leading lines in the image. I think I'd prefer to have more of the lake in the foreground on the left, but that's not available to me.
Yes, that lake ... I am very unhappy with that myself! The problem of this shot was where I stood, I could not get more of the lake without having the image cluttered on the right hand side. Later I discovered a better place to set up my camera, but did different images. I will have to check, if there are any better images in my collection to work with.