Quote Originally Posted by noacronym View Post
I agree on the lack of local contrast in this man's highlight area. He said he used a yellow filter for other reasons than just sky. But so often a "blue sky" isn't really blue in the sense that it can be moved down the scale by any filter. So, once again, the owner of the photo really has no complaint. It's as good a print as can be hoped for. As far as the detail missing in the tree's outer leaves, any breeze at all would have made those leaves mostly invisible for the moment the shutter was open. I don't think there's anything he CAN do. It is what it is.
I guess we'll just have to disagree . I wouldn't give up that easily on a contrasty negative if I felt the image was worth it and the negative held additional information. I think the prints posted by OP can definitely be improved.