fixing cloud contrast, cloud is too light in one area and too dark in another
What is the most appropriate way to fix contrast problems in clouds where one part of the cloud is washed out and another part of the cloud is very dark? Nothing I try seems to fix the problem, and most things that get rid of the washed-out part also make another part of the cloud look like smoke.
I have attached a screenshot of the settings for this particular cloud screenshot just to illustrate, although it is not the only setting combination I have tried. I've mostly been messing around with the ambient and diffuse and base density settings, but perhaps that is completely the wrong approach to take.
(I don't actually have anything but sky in this scene at the moment though, as I was intending to use it as a backdrop, but I have been avoiding changing the light settings for now, because they were pulled from a scene that was working fine and I'm assuming I don't want to mess with those especially if I want to save my cloud settings for future use in a different scene. )