I don't see paleness or lack of a life, but I do see how things can improve.
1. According to the film, film speed shutter very quick (1/4000), but with צמצמם open in relation to what you have taken. It was better to close the aperture more at the expense of speed photography. Usually photos of this kind using a number of easy-to-remember - the aperture 8 and speed 1/800 you would get more contrast in all areas and speed fast enough to not get the"smell".
2. The horizon line in the picture is not straight, which will make that you need to align it using the software and lose no small parts of the picture. It is desirable to strictly take a picture straight.
3. Note that the exposure of the sky and the water is good. One of the least lit part of the buildings, and maybe that's also the problem you feel. There's 2 options to take care of it - recommended in such a case is to use בלייטרום and processing Easy of exposure in a selective (brush) in places which want more shine. Another way and more complex is to measure the exposure in locally and not as the average of the entire frame and expose according to buildings, but take into account that what might happen is the sky will be concerning overdose and some of the parts on the water, in such a case you can take 3 different exposures and the photo shoot for HDR.
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