Workshop Note

Yes yes, Viviane, great pleasure...
This is not revolutionary but based on the simple ideas that reading your shot from left to right, we're starting from the lighter part ending to a darker indefinite area where the foreground loses its dynamic and the bridge ends confusingly (which sometimes causes backward viewing).

I first cropped the part that i felt less interesting, at the foot of the grass "wave". As Adrian suggested, sharpened it (FYI 60% at 0,5 radius was the max i could with this image, otherwise white border would have shown). I also wanted to add some punch and balance between the flock of birds and the bridge lights : I then tweaked the curve on the upper shoulder part to beef up only the lighter areas of the pic (aiming to lights and the whiter clouds that would help detach the birds).

Now, I wrote that i had to read your picture backwards from right to left, like petting a cat on the opposite side of its hairs (imagine the foreground heap is a cat, note how the wind bends the grass towards the left side).
I used rotate/horizontal symetry to reverse the reading.
I think that the result increases a sort of funnel shape into your image, starting from narrower to wider, the reading is pushed with the wind towards the light (we also need to pretend the birds are flying from left to right).

Anyway, not a dogma, just a point of view and a different interpretation on a good pic...

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