Sunset by the BAY
I like what you're trying to do, but you might have to try a few more times before you get it right. A picture should tell a story, or tell an idea, there's no subject or story to your photo. You have a mish-mash of objects, on the bottom, none of them interesting or beautiful or inspiring, or anything.
Also watch out for banding around bright objects, it's a pitfall for novice post processing.
I have to give you a thumbs up for trying something different.
|Dirt Hose by poppyjk|
|European bee-eaters by drvanger|
from A Big Year - birds
|Fat Is Beautiful Guinea 2008 DP by MarioSS|
from - Fat is Beautiful - (Woman's Portrait n Black and White+ A Border)