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Hey @Stephen welcome to the forum! I'm not sure I feel too qualified to give much critique, I can offer my thoughts I guess.
I'll start with the positives that I see... I think the overall compositional structure feels pretty even to me, the tree on the right, and the tree leaves on the top left, it feels evenly 'weighted' to me. The trees kind of frame the scene a bit. Photo is sharp and exposure seems good to me.
I do feel the bottom left is a little distracting but not bad. I think you could maybe narrow the 'subject' down a bit, perhaps focus more on the tree, the barn, or the trailer instead of all three. I hope that makes sense.
But these are just the thoughts of me, for what they're worth. Thanks for sharing and I hope to see more from you soon!
Thanks for your feedback. Greatly appreciated!
Hi Stephen, have to confirm most of what Jeremey told you already: A fine shot, perfectly exposed and carefully edited. Seems you are one of those rare photographers who still see better in B&W than on color.
Contrary to Jeremy I don't feel the bottom left is distracting. If you turn your image some 2 or 3 degrees left to make the barn perfectly upright (which it probably isn't where it stands), this bottom left wil get smaller too. I wouldn't crop the scene neither: If a viewer feels somehow distracted, it draws his (or her) attention to a great image which would - well "balanced" - just be average...
At my first glance to your capture in the browser I missed the details in the shadow below the tree on the left. So I took your file out on my (perfectly calibrated) desktop, and wow: Every tiny detail is there! (So not your image, but the web's technique which is failing here). I tried to bring the darkest details up just a little, but any trial destroyed the fine detailes in the main parts. So leave the perfect exposure as it is: perfect!
Thank you, Chris. Appreciate your words as well.