This is a photo of Las Trampas regional space, my favorite place to go hiking. My camera captured a gloomy representation of the actual view, so in order to brighten up the sky I used a levels adjustment and added pop. The area in the shadow to the left has some nice rock features so I decided to lighten the area up with the dodge tool just enough to see some details. I also lightened the foreground and darkened the edges of the picture to make the hills stand out more. Last, I added a curves adjustment to bring out the shadows of the hills in the distance.