Landscape photography fascinates not only professional photographers, but all enthusiasts, even novice photographers. However, it is not easy to reproduce the beauty of a landscape in your shots
, especially if your intent is to be able to amaze the viewer with your creations.
The details to which you need to pay attention are countless and each landscape requires different settings based on numerous factors
including, first and foremost, light.
Although it is true that it is up to the photographer to try to understand what the right perspective might be, which are the most appropriate lighting conditions and so on, I don't believe that processing photos is a waste of time or that it should be considered as "cheating".
In fact, I believe it is part of what it takes to do a good job and complete what you've started on the field.
Once all details are determined, once you've defined the composition of your image and took a picture, it's time not to be lazy and start learning how to edit them in order to enhance your results.