Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One, and any photo editing software out there (including Instagram) really can help make our images look great. As good as these programs are though, they can easily be abused.
Unfortunately, there seems to be a growing trend where photographers are taking things too far during post, especially when it comes to landscape images. The world is a beautiful place, but there are many out there who are hell-bent on making their landscape images look like something from an alien planet. When you over-process your pictures, you're doing the scene no justice at all. You're just destroying what would otherwise have been a gorgeous image. Let's talk about this after the break. . thephoblographer.com