REMARKABLE STARS by ALISON METHERELL
GRADE - ACCEPTANCE
The inclusion of lake, habitation, mountain range, and the galaxy has come across a bit on the sepia side , and reducing the Colour temperature may introduce more of the navy-indigo that we associate with these type of images. The shutter speed is bordering on the limit of duration, as the star forms are starting to elongate (streak) by the earth's rotation during the exposure of 25 seconds. My suggestion, crop off some of the lake and reduce the number of settlement lights, that divide the viewer's attention and help concentrate the subject matter to mainly the sky.