The Evening Sky

This original photo was shot in the early evening away from the slowly setting sun. The background sky left a lot to be desired in this position (please mouseover image for original), as well as a lot of distracting elements in the light poles, signs, etc.

A dramatic sun-lit cloud image was chosen to enhance this photo but still retain the "early evening" look. Light poles and signs were removed.

Techniques utilized included polygonal lasso, clone tool, layers, hue and saturation, levels and USM.