**This picture of Navy FA-18's was taken near Lemoore Naval Air Station by James Snell. The clouds give some texture to the sky, which is a nice touch. The original image was sent after being cropped. I would also suggest a little work with levels and curves. I tweaked both and you can see the difference in the details of the FA-18s in the second image. I might also play around with cropping off some of the right side to make the aircraft more symmetrical to the left side of the frame. Overall, Nice work.
This photo gets four stars on the Pop Photo Flash rating system.