I can't quite make the photos from this series turn out the way I had envisioned; I can't seem to figure out how to make the red "pop" as much as I'd like without detracting from the clouds and desert scape. Any tips/advice is appreciated!
I personally prefer to use Photomatix Pro; I can make most colors "pop" by isolating and adjusting the color slides.
Like -Duck- said, Photoshop is awesome, but there's a steep learning curve. I cannot, for the life of me, find the time or have the patience to learn it. I am sure someone like -Duck-, with Photoshop or Lightroom experience can get it done.