#3. "RE: Would Love Critique on How I used CNX2" In response to In response to 2
Hi Jerry. They way I see it: it depends. Two things to consider:
1. after a levels and curves adjustement the colour may be off 2. what is the intent of the photograph? is it supposed to be a vivid club scene or a serene landscape?
I processed your image for just a few minutes. I found it overexposed in the upper half (on my uncalibrated monitor) so applied a darkening curve adjustement and then a "plus gradient" to the sky to about half-way down. I bumped up "shadow protection". I added a few control points to the sky to darken it here and there and give it a bit more character. I found the brick on the left too saturated orange so dropped a control point there and edged down the saturation. I straightened the horizon and added a -22 distortion control - it just looked better to me and the vertical lines on the left of the image straightened up.