I decided to go back and bring down some of the crazy on this photo I took while at Iwakuni, Japan and the Kintai Bridge. When I took this photo I had been a recent adherrent to Nik Software's filters and was doing a lot of experimenting with different looks. I was recently going through my 2011 picks and saw this one and went, "what was I thinking?". Today I decided to invest the time to bring this photo back to reality, well my own reality of course. I probably spent about an hour or a little more on it; far more than what I spent on the previous version. I think I spent 10 minutes maybe on the old one, and I saw some lazy editing on my part. Normally I won't spend any where near 1 hour on an image in post-processing, but I was trying some new techniques so I was learning as I went along. I hope you enjoy and let me know what you think between old and new. New one is first.
What was I thinking...?