I am attending a Lightroom workshop for a couple of days and I am glad to be able to pick up some new tricks. Last night we used how to use the graduated filter and that is great news for someone who never had such a filter for the camera. With a lot of burnt out skies as a result. I used a bit of this fiter in the picture above. Maybe too much?
Then I tried on a picture that was not a landscape, trees against the sky, and a frozen flower. But decided they looked better without. There are some information about this method in this web magazine.