Wish I could say this was my first exposure.
It was in fact my 4th exposure, the first was a vertical with lots of “depth of field” and to busy. Next was a horizontal composition with a same depth of field, still too busy. So I dropped my f/stop to get a shorter depth of Field. Image was looking better but the palm branch was to dark. Made an exposure adjustment and this is the image that you see here. Very rarely is my first image a keeper as they say sometimes you need to work the subject.