Quick fix for flat picture
I shot this picture recently at the Grand Canyon. The light was okay but sometimes these landscape shots are a little muted by the atmosphere.
If you’ve got Photoshop Elements:
In the layers palette, right click on the thumbnail and choose Duplicate Layer
Now in that Drop Down that says Normal choose Multiply
The effect may be a little too strong so use the Opacity control to tone it down a bit. For this one I chose 75%
So the final result is with the original right below it for comparison
The procedure is identical in Paint Shop Pro
and should work with other editing programs.
Maybe not HDR but I think it improves the image quite a bit and I didn’t have multiple exposures to work with anyway. And this is fast! A couple of clicks and you’re done.