SMOKIN' HOT Set of wheels you got there. LIKE the pic (too), obviously. Please keep the nice eye candy coming! And from what I see of your other pics over on the right as well, you've REALLY got a flare for capturing the dramatic spirit in things. Thanks for sharing your POV with the world.
What manipulation are you talking about exactly? please enlight me the only thing I did for this picture was pushing the clarity button to the edge.. and as i was shooting in raw that is not even considered manipulation... About the tree maybe you're right but that's how the scene was..
I'm talking about lifting the blacks "or shadows" waaaay to far. Yes, when you edit a raw photo it is still considered manipulation. You manipulated the shadows to a level that past what your raw image file could accurately handle. This left you with very bad looking grainy shadow areas.
I am right about the tree...And no, trees do not grow with Chromatic Aberration around the edges! LMAO That is a phenomena caused by light bending through your lens, and easily correctable in post. By cranking your clarity all the way it made the problem look much worse.