It’s time for another photo critique and this one is a beautiful monochrome landscape photograph.
As you can see in the before/after and the video, the highlights in the sky were completely blown out. That means that there is no detail in those parts of the sky at all. This is avoidable using neutral density filters, a change of exposure and shooting in RAW mode.
As you can see in the video, the photographer did a fantastic job, and my suggestions are simply my point of view. I shared the video with the photographer and this is the reply I received.
Thanks for the critique… still learning to use Elements and Lightroom and obvious from your video that I have not got it right yet. The original was a JPEG and I have learned since this was taken to only shoot in RAW. I do prefer your precessing of the image and once again thanks for your help.
Thanks for reading and happy shooting,