How to add sunset rays to trees?

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I have the following image which was shot during golden hour. Unfortunately, the clouds did not co-operate so the lighting ended up looking very bland.

Are there filters out there that can simulate sun rays hitting part of the tree? Something like this would be useful.

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Note: I have PS, LR, Luminar AI


Since you also have Lightroom, just going to add an answer for that software too.

To make it pop and bring in the warmth of the sunlight, I did some tweaks to white balance (Temp), exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, white and black, clarity, dehaze, and vibrance. One can easily be tempted to go too far here, and perhaps I did, so these could be dialed down a bit for more realism.

Obviously, the results will be even better if you have the original RAW from the camera. Only having access to a jpg is less than ideal.

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Nice photo BTW!

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