All those colors, all that drama, was there, hiding in the darkness. But it takes a graphic program, and a minimum of adventurous spirit, to bring it out. If you can work a slider, you can create a transformation exactly like this.
I highly recommend Luminar from Skylum. The fourth version comes out in November, and it’s amazing, from what I can see. Jim Nix has been covering it on YouTube, and I’m drooling over some of its new features. BUT–and I can’t emphasize this enough–you can do this kind of magic using Luminar 3 (or Flex, which I use as a plugin in Photoshop). After PS, it’s my favorite graphic program. It’s affordable and easy to use, and it makes every single photo look better.
See you next week.