Splash Mountain Out of the Light & Into the Darkness

Every once in a while I’ll try something different with my editing in an effort to break up the sameness and today’s photo is representative of that. When I started working on this shot it was clear from the beginning using my standard editing procedure would have less than stellar results. I spent a bit first building a color palette the image would live in. I then worked on recoloring the image to live in that space. Once that was completed I did a significant amount of dodging and burning to help bring a moodiness to the image. I did a bit of final color toning and then one final round of dodging and burning to get to this final result. I personally really love it and hope you will too!