I think you all know my style by now, and I had a preference for entries which balanced the image by brightening the rocks and darkening the sky. I also liked some of the warmer color adjustments and increased local contrast. Two particular effects I found particularly attractive: (1) dodging the "path" brought welcomed additional interest to the foreground; and (2)added attention to highlights on the rocks (as the sun emerged from behind the clouds) increased the drama.
He tends to go quite quickly and I often can't keep up with what he's doing. Basically, he adds a layer filled with 50% grey with blend mode set to soft light (which makes it invisible). You then use his Lumenzia panel (or his free action which I can definitely recommend) to make a selection of the mid-light tones, then paint over the selection in white to dodge. Next make another selection of the darks (crevices) and paint over the selection in black to burn in. I found it difficult to follow initially because the marching ants are hidden by default, but once you understand what is happening, it's very straightforward and your adjustments are highly targeted. Brushes need to be on a very low flow, like 2-3%, to be able to control what you are doing.
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