“More Wabi Sabi Trees & Color in the Timberhill Natural Area” Studio was a real workhorse with this one. After the merge and crop of 3 bracketed shots, I took it into Studio and first applied A.I. Clear, Precision Contrast (using John Barclay’s “John’s Start” settings), & Precision Contrast. I follow these steps with most landscape images. Next. Just Right preset at 47%. Then 2 Blur layers (1 using Dreamy and the other using Fantasy); followed by some selective HSL adjustments. Then I took it into DXO Nik Color Effects and applied some Glamor Glow and a hightly modified High Key. All of this involved a lot of experimenting. For some, this may seem like a lot of work. However, for me it is pure delight.
I like the final result, it is still fairly subtle