Here are two painted versions of this photo. The water is cold in California.
Both are nice and interesting looks, the thing that draws my attention is the yellow color in the water that doesn’t look natural?
In the original picture it is a light green color so I think that increasing the saturation in the first picture made it more visible and brought out the yellow more. I got a chance to get rid of the yellow on the first picture today.
Love the impact of the first image, except perhaps the sloping horizon.
So you would prefer the people be tilted?
I didn’t say that, no.