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As anyone can tell by looking through my archives, I'm not a fan of making photographs on overcast days.
Full sun gives better color, partly cloudy adds "sky drama", harsh shadows--to me--means added contrast and texture.
Stormy weather is wonderful.
Grey overcast has always meant....bleah.
But this image had such strong compositional elements that I let it sit onscreen for a couple of days before committing myself to the final version.
Every time I opened Photoshop I would take another stab at it, looking for the best edit I could make so I can actually enjoy looking at it, while remaining faithful to what the photo actually is before I started futzing with it.
Finally, I came up with a method that emphasizes the crappy light, making it work for the photo rather than against it.
Long ago I gave up on forcing an image to be something it isn't.
The difference now is that I'll keep at it rather than just give up and blame the light.