Worthless Made Priceless

Challenge #3 in the The Soul Of Things series. Hosted by Capivara.
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Post processing, isn't it great? Did you ever ran into a totally worthless shot, but managed to turn it into something amazing? Then this is your chance to show off your artistic PP skills. Both the original and the final result must be combined into one image.
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Zabriskie Point, Death Valley NP
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The very 1st shot I took that morning. I didn't think it had much potential but when I started adjusting white balance I realized something could be done with it. A simple creation, I combined 2 images using layers. Using Silkypix I bumped up the contrast and saturation a bit, white balance selection for the foreground layer is shade, the sky and distant ridge I used fluorescent daylight. The star is in the original shot but I gave it a little more sparkle, cropped out the bottom and it's done.
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Submitted: Thursday, 11th June, 2009 05:54 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 21st November, 2008
Focal length: 12 mm
Shutter speed: 8/5 sec
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 100
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