I got no posted negative comments about it, however, one of my friends sent me this: “the lightly colored rock in the bottom left seems to be completely out of place with the rest of the scene.” I immediately agreed with this comment and as a result, I made the following changes.
I think the above photo is an improvement, but, the more I looked at it the more I decided that the overall composition would be improved by extending the green area within the photo. Although the above correction took me all of about ten seconds, this adjustment (even though not done to my standards for printing) took me about 15 minutes to do and a lot more pain. While I was making the changes with the green valley, I also changed the overall tint of the sky to better match with the hills. Was this change worth the additional time and pain?