One of the things that magazines regularly suggest we do to help our creativity is to revisit old images and to see whether we might choose differently or perhaps have a different approach to processing/retouching as we have become more experienced. I found this one from 2007 tonight taken with my first DSLR, a Canon 400D by the roadside going through Rannoch Moor coming home from Glencoe.
I don’t remember being very happy with it, however, upgrading the file to use the post 2012 new Lightroom engine, just seemed to give me so much more control over it. A grad filter to darken the skies and a little clarity adjustment and it seemed to pop nicely. One thing still bugged me though, the rock on the left hand side was drawing my eye in a bad way. The last refuge of a scoundrel was employed and I used the clone tool to remove it. I have left a version with the rock to illustrate.