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Old 04-15-2021, 02:13 AM   #4
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I will (as often noted) proof my photos with "Auto-whatever" in my editing software.

Not much change with Auto-contrast, tone, nor color, though it did warm it a bit, maybe.

Next step, and an almost routine step - go to "Levels" and see how the image looks after setting the shadows and highlights - typically, go to "Levels" and type "1" for shadows to set the black point, and "1" for highlights, to set the absolute white point.

Maybe that'll do it? Or, point you in the right direction. I've been known to "select color range" and keep parts of a scene as is - the more pleasing original grass color, for instance, but allow the adjustment to take hold everywhere else, like the train, the buildings, ect.. You could dodge, burn, use the sponge tool for selective saturation, ect...

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