I usually, that is about 99.8% of the time, do not modify the pictures I take to look differently from what I saw. I do not add lightning, or change the sky, or abuse the editing tools available in Lightroom or Photoshop. The idea is to represent what I see in a truthful manner.
Having said that, I had a “what if” moment when editing this cityscape from lower Manhattan. I decided to manipulate the color of the sky to make it a little more dramatic. I like the result very much. I just don’t plan on doing this more often 😊
Happy New Year!