The Chair

This chair can be found out the back of the Capital in Bendigo, I've walked past it many times and I took another shot today hoping to get something interesting. I like the composition and looked alright on camera but looked a little flat on the big screen. The image shown below is straight from camera resized down to 1500px on the longest side and with some sharpening applied.

This version is what I ended up with after some changes including contrast/brightness, hue/saturation, gradient map with black and white and using hard light layer filtering, levels and a few other slight touches on top of the high pass sharpening that is in the above version all done in Photoshop Elements 9.