This is one of our own stock images in the lake district with particularly calm water, good autumnal colouring but it has a problem with people on both the left and right bank and a rather boring sky. The image could become a ceramic mural or indeed a full wallpaper room panel but in both cases we need to lose the people and liven up that sky.
The people have left the image and we have zoomed in a little to avoid too busy a scene. The sky has been replaced with a rather more dramatic cloud formation and the distant hills are in greater contrast highlighting the autumn sun.
The brief was to increase the size of the original photograph from 16 x 21cms to 60 x 75 cms whilst retaining the quality and sharpness of the image, convert the image to landscape for the mural and reposition the young man and his dog and finally subdue the colours yet retain the red cap.