Tcole1983’s post “Dealing with Dull Skies” has generated a lot of discussion about post-processing and can be found here:http://forum.nikonrumors.com/discussion/4957/dealing-with-dull-skies/p1
VTC2002 has been kind enough to provide a critique regarding the particular processing choices I made and offer up his own samples.
All of this has inspired me to create this thread, “Post Production in Lightroom for Landscapes”. I selected an image that I captured on a trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton with my son. At that time I barely know what Lightroom did. I knew I was going to buy a full frame camera and was debating between the D4 and D800 (I selected the D800). To wet my appetite while I debated, I bought a Coolpix A.
I have laid out in 15 steps what I might typically do in Lightroom to process an image. I invite feedback and constructive criticism on both the technical and creative choices. I would ask that everyone refrain from getting into Photoshop, as I anticipate that this thread may be useful for people that have not fully explored what Lightroom can do to help them creatively.