near the tree
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As a thumbnail I expected this to be a real photograph. I opened it, noticed the category and the parts that this was "manufactured" of and I must say I like it. Usually I witness photo manipulation as aggressive and very invading in the original piece, but this blends very well and that is probably the reason why it feels like an actual photograph in its own.
I checked out the original picture of the tree and I was so sure that the hill would be there. It's not. The background is very different and yet it fits in so well. I find this version is a lot more real than the original. If those two were put before me and I was told to find the one that did not feel right, I'd pick the original.
Only two things I did not like ... but they do not hinder the impression of the work at all. The first is a little similarity in two image parts that I am not going to mention, as not to spoil it for the rest. I can live with that.
The second is the darkness in the lower left corner, pretty much the whole left side. I know it comes with the clouds, but I'd really like it to be just a tad brighter to be more in line with the overall romantic, autumn evening feel of the composition. But thats just my personal opinion. Well done!