Coastal photography and shooting in inclement weathers certainly pose more of a hazard to gear, wind, sea waves etc. Chances are your home insurance will cover replacement costs etc. Sounds a sad story.
That must be terrifying knowing you could lose your sight. How would you all spend your time knowing you might only have a few years before losing your sight. Me, I'd be over the Pyrenees and Alps ASAP to see and shoot them...
It's a good exposure but yes, the verticals.
Perhaps more importantly is the tops of the spires are cut off in the comp. Scenes like this need a little space at the top - particularly if you're selling for commercial use.
It's one to retake once the scaffolding is off and perhaps in portrait...
I too think the little reflection in 3 is a very nice touch and adds a little extra to the scene. I think though autumn or summer is the time for this - something about bare trees doesn't sit right with me.
I have several very similar identical shots from here. You've taken this at Aiguille du Midi looking to Grandes Jorasses. It's a fabulous view and I like your picture. Me, personally, could crop it maybe 4x5 losing the bottom climbers etc and make the picture less "skinny".
It's one of my...
This is a lot better-I like a lot of midtone in an image, but 1st was too greyscale - even more me - look at the waves in that version, and then the latest one and you can clearly see the improvement.
3,4 and the last from your original post are processed fine.
Autumn is all about colour so would suggest the colour entry. It is over processed as it were - but you can fix that and create an alternative rendition that might be more pleasing to those you seek to please with the image.
The last one has twigs poking out and a lot of tree's in the frame - being winter they are bare. Bare tree's are a huge turn off for me,
The second to last has too much dark negative space on the left
The one I like has less tree's and the bridge acts as a lead in. It's a good composition
As always a supreme shot. Brilliant composition and processing and all the better for not framing gondallas (blurred or static) in the shot
You know what I’d really like. This shot in landscape orientation without the foreground. The real interest isn’t the fence but the distant view.