Examples before and after raw data devolopment
(move your mouse over each picture to achieve a change...and away again)
recovering some lights, painting the path and tower a bit brighter to guide the eye and adding some clarity...
I wanted the castle of the Highlander a bit warmer, I used a brush...
The small sensor of Canon G10 had a problem with shadow/highlights in the French Alps close to Alpe d'Huez...
Nikon D40 @ Lysebotn in Norway was a bit overwhelmed by that contrast, overdone in the last two pictures to show what can be recovered.
Kerlingarfjöll in Iceland needed a bit more clarity, saturation and sharpness.
coloring the shades brownish and the lights blue in a picture taken with a Canon A720 close to Cambridge UK.
DxO Optics Clearview on a picture from Icelands Sprengisandur.
And all that is not even removing artefacts with a "repair brush" or some "magic" available in photoshop...
or for those of you without a mouse...