by TemperpolkComment by dahkota:
Dark colors recede. In this case, the foreground is dominant, but being a dark, unfathomable shapeless mass, one that is receding in the image none-the-less, it keeps me from entering the image properly. It is like I am held at the gate, so to speak, unable to enjoy what I might find behind it.
Bright colors capture attention. Your orange sky is acceptable but it pulls all the attention away from the buildings. One barely notices they exist because the orange is over powering the subjects of the image. One has to wonder why the buildings are there in the first place, as they supply nothing to the image - the image is all about orange.
The image is flat and static - all images are flat and static at their heart (its the very nature of a photograph) - but a goal in photography is to create the illusion of movement and depth. Here, there is no place for the eye to wander - I don't gain anything by moving around within the frame and only the barest hint of depth is provided in the clouds.
I'm not sure if you will consider this kind, but how can one learn or improve without feedback? This image is not a bad image; it has some potentially interesting elements within it. But it is not a great image either...