Took this when I hiked Great Falls. I was on a bridge over the over river and just leaned my tripod up against the bridge rails and snapped images while the bridge wasn’t moving from people walking on it.
I am fighting early onset of man flu I believe. Haven’t not felt great so I was worried I wasn’t even going to have the energy to edit a photo but I powered through. In the end I’m happy with the image.
I haven’t been masking stuff in lately. Mainly just leaving the image alone but even with dreaded man flu I felt this one needed a bit of punch. Once I had the basic edit in place I loaded up Intensify CK and then hit one of my favorite presets and saved it. Created a layer mask and brushed in the bits I wanted to make the image pop. I then masked in with a lesser opacity the sky to bring it up. The blue is from me using a polarizing filter but I wanted more out of the clouds. I then ran it through Color Efex Pro to warm it up a bit and called it done.