In this second photo, Uncle De (probably) did a focus lock on the sky making the sky look very striking. However, the foreground (i.e the street) now looks very dark.
Taking the same scene at multiple exposures like this is a technique called "bracketing". Kudos to Uncle De holding the camera relatively steady as there's not that much difference in positioning of the two photos.
Using GIMP, one is able to combine the striking background, with the well exposed foreground, like so:
In the above picture, I basically took the sky from picture number 2 and pasted it on the better exposed foreground in picture number 1. Thus, the sky looks a nice reddish hue, and the road is nicer exposed too. I also did several other things like level corrections and cropping the image for slightly better presentation.
Well done for the picture Uncle De.
By no means is a Wacom board necessary for the GIMP project above, a mouse and keyboard would suffice. However, having the board does help make it that much easier:)
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