experimenting with the graduated filter, spot removal tool and presets
this photograph was taken on a cold, grey snowy winter's day. the raw image looks desaturated and has an ugly color cast. i did some basic color and contrast correction, applied the creamtone LR preset, decreased the overall clarity, boosted the foreground sharpness and contrast with a graduated filter and got rid of some of the dark specks in that area with the spot removal tool. quite a dramatic overall improvement i think.