Plz help retouch this seaside photograph!

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hokyungbenjaminbenlee Regular Member • Posts: 160
Plz help retouch this seaside photograph!

In short, I am trying to edit my photo to look as impressive as the photo I found online. These photos were taken at the same spot. Could you please help me edit my photos?

I went to Prince Pier in Port Melbourne Australia a few days ago to capture a long exposure shot like the photo below during sunset. But because it is now summer in Australia, the sun did not set 9 PM and the sky went from bright to dark in a matter of a few minutes.

I had a variable circular ND filter but it created too much vignetting around the corners and it created lines on the overlapping areas. Therefore, I could not get the exposure long enough to smooth out the sea as I wanted to.

This is the photo I found online.

Princes Pier, Port Melbourne, Australia - web

This is my photo (can be downloaded from my Google drive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HYqnmj4UdI6m3oYmIHq7d3T1kaiB0jhI)

Princes Pier, Port Melbourne, Australia - my photo

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