Adobe has launched a powerful and fairly radical upgrade to its Lightroom program. There are some new masking tools, some that depend on AI and other new features that will take a long time for me to learn how to utilize.
Since I am a power user of the product, I had to download and dive in this morning at the risk of not completing some work that is piling up on my desk. Here is a before and after utilizing the new selection tools. As you can see, I can open up the shadows and shine a lot of light on my subject. Vaporized the car too.
The question is, how much? Darkness and shadow has its own virtue and place in the landscape. I do like how the rising sun seemingly bore a hole in the canyon ridge in this shot.