It was quite grey and overcast all day today, ending with a bit of drizzly rain at the end.
I was highly unmotivated to take my camera out, but I forced myself to do just that during a mid-day dog walk down to the lake.
This is the original image:
Adding just a little contrasting was an improvement:
Then I was able to experiment with different techniques in PSE. This one is my favorite:
I tried variations of “carving” and sepia, as well as black and white. I like another with a bit of texturing, but this and that one are very similar.
Just playing around (a nearby, yet slightly different dimension, perhaps?) :
The only thing authentically this bright in this photo is the collection of kayaks and canoes standing by for warmer weather.