I have to admit that sometimes even magic hour lacks that certain “something.” In this case, it lacked an interesting sky. Enter Photoshop’s magnetic lasso tool. This tool always fascinates me with how it knows to conform to a shape no matter how irregular the outline.
Once the natural sky was removed and a suitable artificial sky inserted as a new layer, the picture truly came together. That being said, the golden hour side lighting made for a truly haunting composition.
Exposure Data: ISO 100, f/11, 1/30