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To make reflected light from the sky to the scene, I add two layers on the top. On the first I use brush with color #f79ead with opacity from 40% to 80% to paint on the sky, the edges of the mountain, on the bear, ground and trees. Set the mode of this layer to Soft Light 100%:
On the second I continue using this brush to paint on parts like on the first layer, remember to vary brush opacity to get more natural result:
Create some new adjustment layers on the top to enhance color, saturation and increase the vibrance of the whole picture:
On Color Balance layer mask I use brush to reduce cyan on some parts below:
There is a small detail we need to take care of. You may notice that we have a small stick on foreground. I don't want to remove it with Clone Tool as I want to keep more details for this part. It needs a shadow! To do it I make a new layer within foreground group (above 1 and 2), use Pen Tool to make a line on the ground and stroke it with black brush, 1 px:
Apply Gaussian Blur with 1 px and blur the top of this shadow with layer mask: