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jeremy raffer wrote:
So what can I change to make this better?
Well, that kinda depends ...
Why did you take the image to begin with? What is it that you want for the image to convey to the viewer?
Personally, these "crazy colors" represent the warm direct light separated from the cool indirect overhead sky and the corresponding gradient/intersecting/separating aspects (afforded by the separating cloud layer) of our natural ambient light. For me, it shows us what our natural light is in a way that we typically are oblivious to. It might warrant some WB correction, but that is something of consideration from aesthetics ... which takes me back to what is it that you are wanting to do with the image @ it depends.
I suppose "sky's the limit" at where you want to take something like this, so "better" might be a bit tricky @ something subjective as such and as variant as ever-changing/transitioning natural light.
Here are some color changes that tone down some of the heavier blue/purple areas that might not have been "as seen" in person. This kinda reminds of the interplay of color separation/gradient/intersection @ Antelope Canyon as the direct light angles change throughout the course of the day. What you saw inside AC (eye/brain accommodation) and what the camera recorded ... quite different @ times.
As an aside ... I saw the "sky on fire" for the first time about a month ago (no camera). I've seen a zillion pretty sunsets around the world, and a zillion more pictures of sunsets. I'd heard about the phenomenon of the sky being "on fire", but never witnessed it before, kinda thinking it was only an exaggerated descriptor.
All I can say is ... "Yeah, it looked like the sky was on fire." Even if I had been with camera, it would not have done it justice ... natural light can be incredibly amazing at times. I'm sure your experience with this image was a wonderful one, indeed. Take it wherever you want it so that it conveys your experience/message to your viewers.