Not sure I would post "there" expecting constructive criticism. Too moody, not moody enough, LOL!
Process the hell out of your pictures if you want to, or don't-- either choice is legit, and unless you're trying to hit a particular market, what does it matter.
I think it's neat, but my 2¢: crop out the pavement.
Yeah, I usually get good feedback from them but last 2 posts not so much, a few "pro" photographers come up with weird negative comments and it seems everyone else follows
I tried to remove the pavement but couldn't get it to look right
Don't listen to anybody. You wanted to make the shot interesting, at least for yourself, you accomplished that and got some experience in the doing too. I think what you did there is interesting and all that empty asphalt is much more interesting than the distractions that previously populated it. If you turned the asphalt into a pond, even nicer.
I've actually worked on the shot a little more since the one I posted. I wish I was good enough with photoshop that I could turn it into a pond! Although the people that know the spot this was taken would probably complain that my "image" is "fake"
If you are happy then who cares? But, on a more technical level you need to avoid blowing the highlights in the sky, one thing the 5D4 is not great at is highlights (compared to my 4 year old Sony A7r with compressed RAWs) Seriously, really have to watch the blinky bits. Once you have a sky that is not blown you have loads of creative options.
Otherwise it is a car park
I wasn't really happy with it yet (which is why I posted it so I could get outside the box ideas) but the newer edit comes closer to what I had in mind I don't see any blinkies and LR doesn't show any blow highlights (only a few spots of underexposed at the top right) but I am guessing it is really close to being clipped in some areas of the sky
I normally will do a -1/3 in bright sunlight but I've noticed that w/ the 5D4 I need to do -2/3 to help maintain the highlights.
On my 5D3 I always shot at 0, but I do shoot at -1/3 on the 5D4 when shooting in Av, maybe I should try -2/3