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discreetphoton's Gallery Comments
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There's a lot to enjoy here. I'm amazed at the lack of views or votes, but it's purely because it's out of season for the UK. I'm sure that posting this in the summer would have a completely different result. The only comment I can offer is that there's a small piece of pink fibre on the grass which disrupts the natural feel of the photo.
There are a lot of snide remarks being left here, from both sides. On the surface, these may appear innocuous, but we are well aware of the subtext and who is involved.
Being honest Frank, this works very well for me. With images like this, the midtones and overall balance are the most important factor. If you can't look at it without shading your eyes, I think it's supposed to be burnt out to keep it natural in appearance. Dropping the exposure would strip out some of the depth provided by the strongly contrasting rays of light. However, I think this is the exception to the rule of thirds, as I don't think you need as much water as you have here. If it was one of mine, I'd crop half of the water away. But I think you've made the right composition for this aspect ratio.