It's a little bit subjective, but in lightroom, after you have cropped and fixed composition, how do you go about identifying what changes need to be made based on elements in the photograph?
Using this simple example the elements are
1. The clouds
2. Rock Formations
3. Yellow grass
4. Trees groves
5. The house
How I have chosen to edit it:
and the Original:
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/pvF24F 20140914-IMG_2389-2 by czeylanicum, on Flickr
As you can see I've dropped the highlights, increased the exposure, shadows and whites. Used split toning to make the sky more blue and the grass a little more yellow. On the tone curve I increased highlights and lights and decreased shadows and darks slightly. Also did a little bit of luminance sharpening. How would you have done it differently to squeeze the most out? Here is the raw file if anyone wants to try:
What are some good resources for learning how to properly use lightroom to squeeze the juice without 'overcooking'? Two other questions- I edited this on a Benq 3200PT set on sRGB mode with 26% brightness. Is this correct or would it be better to use 'photo' mode? And is sRGB the correct colourspace to export or adobeRGB?