Before and after

Perfecting the shot in Photoshop. Start with a RAW capture, Canon EOS-20D, EF16-35mm lens. The shot on the left is the unaltered RAW capture straight from the camera. Processing steps:
– RAW Conversion in Photoshop CS (slight curve adjust and WB), ProPhoto, 16bit
– Tonal Curve shifted and tweaked for shadow and highlight
– Levels and saturation boost to all channels from 125%-133%
– Adjustment layers with soft-light, screen, multiply
– Mask out areas of adjustment layers
– Flatten, smart sharpen
– Convert to sRGB, 8-bit

I Love RAW & Photoshop!