THE FUN... because I could talk editing all day long...
~ I know I have mentioned the power of Lightroom before, but I thought I would give you a visual look at what Lightroom can do. And, in my opinion, so much quicker than Photoshop. The two programs are very much like my kids. I love them equally, but for vastly different reasons. I run most of my editing in Lightroom (except cloning) and I leave Photoshop for the fun artsy stuff.
When I took the below shot I knew I could not get it SOOC, for various reasons. 1. The lightening was too harsh... time of day. 2. I was using a polarising filter, which I was too lazy to take off. 3. I just did not want to take the time to completely set the shot.
So, I set the shot for sharp focus of the buildings, and new I could tweak the sky overall tone in Lightroom. By the way, did you know that most of the dreamy oh-my-goodness landscape shots you see on-line, or in magazines, are stacked shots of various exposures and focus points. This could have been one of those shots, but instead I knew it would be rather easy to obtain the look I wanted in Lightroom.