Wild flowers atop the dunes at Monterey Bay.
Can you see what I did here? Look at the cumulus clouds and the coastline of The People's Republic of Santa Cruz in the far distance. These were all but washed out in the original RAW file. I darkened the cloud with the brush tool, i.e. reduced exposure in that small area, and goosed the saturation in the coastline. Bringing up these details greatly increased the "depth" of the image I think.
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