I grew up in the state of Louisiana, much flatness, where the horizon is usually chopped off by the next tree break. Longed for living in or near such scenes; the Air Force deposited me here for my last assignment, what nice people they are!
Indeed, the focal point of the image, followed by the shadowy Toltec Gorge in the background. I actually was most interested in how folk handled the sky with the nice dt tools; my post was the default Duiker Filmic curve which tends to desaturate them. I went back and replaced the filmic curve with loggamma, then added a control point curve to shape the tone spread to my whim. What I’ve found messing with this technique is that it’s not the levels in the curve that make the difference, it’s the slopes:
The sky is still not as nice as some have done, but now it’s there.
Oh, they’ve done such a nice job with it. The fellow who led the restoration had an eye for resilience; for instance, he used stainless steel for the boiler jacketing. Here’s a shot of it from my outing last Saturday:
I like your sky. Interesting what you got for the aspen leaves; they’d just started to turn and were quite yellow. If the trees weren’t too stressed during the summer, they’ll go from green to yellow, then to orange, then brown and fall from the tree. The fellow next to me was lamenting the lack of oranges, and you’ve given them to him!