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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Rock Formation
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This was taken at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas. I processed this by basically dividing the image into several regions and playing around with the curves in photoshop until I liked how each region looked. The sky was one region, and I divided the rocks into three or four regions. Even though this may look like HDR to some people, it isn't. This all came from one raw file. I didn't use any downloaded plugins, filters, or actions. It was just a lot of tweaking.
Submitted: Wednesday, 17th June, 2009 23:07 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 17th June, 2009
Focal length: 18 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F10
ISO: 100
Views: 1163
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