CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLUGIN - A TOOL FOR EVERY SITUATION
If you're into landscape photography you know that it can be frustrating to arrive at a great location, with a great subject, and then be faced with poor weather conditions. I prefer a partly cloudy day with big, fluffy clouds scattered about. That allows me several lighting options. I can shoot the scene, highlighting the blue sky and clouds, or I can wait for the sun to go behind a cloud and shoot in diffused light.
A total gray sky with no texture can produce a very boring image. That's when plugins can come to the rescue. I applied a texture layer to this image to create some interest and add some depth to the sky. Then I pushed the blue saturation slider a little to create contrast with the red roof of the lighthouse.