I haven't visited or posted to this forum in almost a year. In my last post, I asked for feedback on a shot I took and why I didn't care to use PP to manipulate the photo. I said I was either naive or old school purist and wanted to have my shots come out without the need to PP. I have since realized that no matter how hard you try and strive to have the perfect settings on your camera, the best results are to use PP and adjust to get the best results. My goal is to only adjust enough to get how my eyes saw the scene. Here are a couple of pics after learning and using PP. Both of these are almost exactly how I remember seeing them. How did I do?
3 exposure panorama using LR 5 and photoshop stitching.
First attempt at HDR. 3 exposures using LR 5 and combining w/ photoshop