When I hike, I don't take my best camera because it's heavy, and I worry I will kill it. So, most of my hike pix are taken with a Canon Elph or my iPhone.
While I can still get (usually) the composition I want from the lesser cameras (more so with the Canon, because it's hard to see the screen of the iPhone in daylight), it's impossible to get the same quality out of the box.
Using Photoshop to enhance the information that's already in the image is the art of telling the story I wanted to capture with my camera.
|Sunrise View from High Lake|