Any suggestion on how to retouch this landscape shot?

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Tiffles Veteran Member • Posts: 5,042
Any suggestion on how to retouch this landscape shot?


I am struggling with postprocessing a file and was wondering if anyone had a suggestion?

Typically I get along very ok with my tool (Lightroom) but I cannot get this image 100% right. This is the best edit I can come up with (I think it is about 75% where I want it):

The image was shot in very difficult weather (very bright, very windy and somewhat hazy) at about 4200m above sea level. I took a couple of shots there but this file is about the sharpest so trying to get it right and ready for print. I am thinking about printing this on metal to aesthetically volley the "shine" the haze and light brings in.

My problem is not the final print prep / upsizing / sharpening but the "cosmetic retouching" part, i.e. taking this image and making its colors and textures crisp coherent and beautiful, make the haze work better overall etc .

Any suggestions? Ideally such that I can accomplish with LR as I don't own Photoshop anymore and Gimp is somewhat of a UX mystery for me.

Thanks in advance!

PS: You can also have a look at the raw file if you like

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