I've checked all the dupes but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. I'm trying to understand how can the following look be achieved.
- Notice the smooth gradients in the sky. This one is definitely a long expo (not sure about rest of the settings) and an early morning (blue hour) shot.
- The effect I'm looking for is clearly visible in this. Notice the clothing and the sky. This was shot on Nikon D810, with Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX II 11-16mm F2.8, at 11mm/ƒ/8; 1/250s; ISO 320
- This last picture has that soft sky and clothing as well as sharpness which can be seen especially in the smoke.
From what I could infer this is definitely due to post processing, But I would like to know a direction which I should follow to achieve this look.
1 - https://500px.com/photo/183640257/beautiful-varanasi-by-manvir-singh
2 - https://500px.com/photo/183783141/colors-of-varanasi-by-manvir-singh
3 - https://500px.com/photo/183998479/in-service-of-almighty-by-manvir-singh