Before
After

Puddle

Puddle

What did I do?

I initially overlooked this photo as unremarkable, only coming to see its potential later on. I started by lightening the image and raising the contrast to make it less dreary and so that more detail would be visible. I next lightened the highlights in the puddle’s reflections a lot, and darkened the shadows around the edges. Finally I raised the saturation to bring a whole new life to this image.

 

*Photographed by your’s truly, Chana Cohen, January 20, 2012.