Originally Posted by acearchie
I think it's the clarity adjustment in LR that makes it feel just a little odd for me. Have you tried using a graduated filter with the clarity adjustment to keep it off the sky? The Topaz adjustment seems to add it's own clarity style filter on top and it's the small halation around the clouds that is a giveaway for me that it feels a little unnatural.
I tried skipping the clarity adjustment altogether and running it through Topaz Adjust... the result is certainly different, with the snow coming out darker and the clouds having less definition. Here are the two versions for comparison:
Original + LR4 clarity + Topaz Adjust 5 + LR4 Selenium Tone:
Original + Topaz Adjust 5 + LR4 Selenium Tone (no LR4 clarity applied):
This also fixes the halation around the larger tree. It's not quite the result I'm after but I'll keep tinkering. Thanks for the feedback!