Comments? It was a disappointing morning, generally.
IMO it's mother nature's lighting that has let you down here Jeremy.
however I also feel you made the mistake we all make and that is to get too much in
And I would also guess you have taken the same photo thousands of others have done of this scene and for your photo to be stunning you need mother nature to turn on the right lights.
IMO a better approach by you would be to seek out subjects/scenes others fail to see. Most who go there would take a wide lens or as we have these days UWA lens 'to get it all in". I would suggest the longer
lens maybe better as I can see so many wonderful shapes and colours within your photo
that would make wonderful photos on their own.
This is not directed solely at you Jeremy.
I read an online article recently about two photographers, one had the gear while the other had the experience. They were together at the same scenic area. The gear bloke rushed madly around photographing any and everything he saw. He changed lenses back and forth while he blasted off 40-50 files. The experience bloke walk off without his gear, he stopped to look and listen, he walk a little more to stop, sit, look and listen. Then he returned to the car to get his camera and the right lens and walked back to the spot he had chosen for his photo. He only needed one photo to record the scene as he saw it. The author of the article was the inexperience bloke and he admitted none of his photos came close to the one photo the experiences bloke took and all this happened many years earlier.
So what's it all about? Slow down, look and study the scene or scenes in front and around you. See the shadows and highlights. See the distractions. See the scene framed on your wall. Now look inside the scene for the unseen. If possible, walk into the scene and look around you and you maybe surprised at what you see. Learn to stop, look and study the subject.
Digital photography has made it too easy to blaze away hoping we "get the photo"
Yes; I'm guilty of it also. It's fine to take lots and lots of photos but all those photos have to be sorted, file, deleted and edited. A bad photo is better than no photo, but one great photo is worth a 100 reasonable photos IMO.
BTW: a "bloke" is Australian slang for a man lol