Thanks for taking the time, I really appreciate it!
Firstly, the sky: I applied negative Clarity twice
!!! Well spotted. (That is what 40 hours of Photoshop will do for you!
) I must say, it looked like an improvement to me.
Secondly, the clarity on the rocks: I accept that without argument, I was worried that it was a tad heavy.
I feel that I need to re-emphasise something about this picture. It all started with Heinz's post, and I dug this picture out as an illustration on his post. It was still in the old version of Lightroom and I was pleasantly surprised to see how the new version handled the shadows. I spent a few minutes on the processing of the first post.
Once I had posted it I thought, "Mmm it doesn't look too bad..." and it was a genuine afterthought to ask Red to have a look at it.
I will post the "out-the-camera" version when I get home tonight
This lengthy explanation to raise a point. Many moons ago, Russ, I think, made a comment to the effect that only photographs that one has mulled over, re-worked, given time to mature and so on should be posted.It seemed like a good point at the time, and still does.
In other words, I don't think I would have submitted this picture for serious critique in the first place!