Terraces......Editing ideas, anyone?

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  1. Desi

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    From a recent trip to Machu, Picchu, Peru.

    I've been working on this for a bit. Trying to give it a sense of mystery. Something tells me there are many different directions that I could go. I'm really not sure how to handle the clouds. Feel free to give it a go.

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    [​IMG]Terraces by Desi595, on Flickr


     
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  2. snowbear

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    Honestly, I pretty much like it as it is, but you could darken the area beyond the pyramid a little for the mystery.
     
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    Not sure what you mean by "sense of mystery". Can you elaborate?

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    looks a tad contrasty to me at the bottom right corner. I'd dial back the contrast then just dodge and burn!
     
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  5. waday

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    I like it the way it is, but I'd put a little more definition in the clouds.

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    I like it as is but wade's edit is also nice.
     
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    I think adding that touch of selective brightening/dodging or contrast to the white clouds and to the ridge line below has helped tremendously!
     
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  8. Desi

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    Thanks for the edit Waday! Not just the extra definition on the clouds, but you brightened the greens on the far hillside. I think that helps lead my eye through the image better.
     
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    I did brighten/saturate those a bit more. I also slightly edited the steps in the foreground. I had two gradient filters in LR, one for foreground and one for clouds/far hillside.
     

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