I’ve been playing with some of the images from our trip to Oregon using the most recent version of Luminar (4) photo editor. I am impressed with this software as it is the easiest to learn and use of any I’ve tried, and produces some very pleasant results with relatively little effort.
The challenges of photographing the Oregon coast (at least on this trip) were the ubiquitous grayness and lots of fog. Some people love these conditions for photography because it simplifies the images, giving them a more peaceful, serene quality.
However, I seem to be on the other end of the aesthetic spectrum because I love color and vibrance, and lots of interesting detail to look at.
So, I tried to embrace the fog and the gray mood, but couldn’t help interjecting a little spot of color or brightness into my monochromatic scenes. You can compare the before and after editing to see what Luminar can do — and probably could do even better with a more experienced user.