I must admit I am not a newbie in photography. It was a mistake that I accidently posted on the newbie site:embrass: It should be in the landscape section. Thanks for all the comments.
I could not get the first pics brighter as it was taken at about 7.15pm when the sun had set and the remaining glow gave that effect. A correction of exposure would not bring out the colour of the clouds. Maybe I could try if PS could improve it further.