Here is another double take. Though my process was a tad convoluted on this one, from here on out I’ll make an effort to try and include the steps taken for each picture. With this, I already quite liked the original (in increased contrast b+w), but thought I’d play with it anyway. I like the fairy tale feel of the second one, but it looks almost like an illustration. I am also quite skeptical of faux HDR, which is pretty much what I’ve done here.
Thanks for checking them out
EDIT: I’ve attached the true, as shot original below. It’s amazing what a little cropping can do.