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I find a similar thing with many of these kind of shots....the depth of field. Separating your subject from the background is the difficult thing, whilst it gives context, it also adds clutter to what is effectively a candid portrait.
One thing I think needs to be emphasised, is that there is not necessarily a "correct" exposure, only an exposure you want, that contains enough information for you to do what you want with the image.
It is indeed clean, sharp, well exposed....and static.
If you wish to learn how the various settings interact with each other, you need to get off any kind of preset mode, such as "Landscape", "Portrait", "Night" or any of the others. They all bias the jpg processing in camera and often mask what's happening.
I think this arrangement would work much better if we could see the shed better. As it is, from here, it's mostly on the reverse slope and half hidden. There isn't the feel of mystery, so I'm left wondering exactly what the picture is saying.
I agree about the poor HDR treatment. It lowers the natural contrast and seems to add texture where there is none.
As with your previous efforts, a tricky set up, pretty well executed. Just small detail tweaks for me, for it to work fully.
Sharpening is usually best at the end of the process.
You can see by the excessive edge definition that it's been heavily sharpened. The "noise" is, I believe, a crude attempt at high levels of luminance noise reduction followed by over sharpening, which is why it appears smeary, almost like it's been printed on a hairy fabric. This is classic where the individual pixels stop looking like points and start looking more like woven fibres, such as early versions of Lightroom, or freeware noise reduction.
It's very rare that a sky or sunset can hold attention by itself. It usually needs something definable in the frame as a subject, and unfortunately here, there is little to stop your eyes darting around the clouds looking for something to fix on.
The guys above have covered some important points about focus techniques, and a (hopefully) willing subject should allow plenty of practice! The mods show a lighter feel makes a more delicate image, more suited to the subject, and black and white eliminates all the distractions away from her face.
The problem here is one of balance.
Unfortunately, all you have is a picture of some tufts of grass. I'm sure you will agree, not the most captivating of subjects unless you are an agrostologist.
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