When I saw the original description I was fearing glare or worse, but this is a nice shot.
Here's my attempt... processed in DxO. Slight nudge to WB to warm it a little. Applied "Strong" DxO lighting which squishes it down, then turned up the general and micro-contrast. Upped vibrancy and saturation to bring out the colours (perhaps a shade too much?) and a touch of reduction in shadows to boost the perceived contrast a little more. If I were to spend more time on it, I think I'd make it a little brighter still.
Oh, with hindsight, I'd crop a little off the top too, to get rid of that dark bit.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2013, 03:26:30 PM by lol »
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