I was working through some shots from a 2004 trip to Lugano, Switzerland, this weekend to get some things together for a new web gallery when I ran across this shot. In its original form it was strongly backlit and the guy in the foreground was pretty much a silhouette. I thought I’d see what I could do with it and maxed out most of the sliders in ACR: Fill Light, Recovery, Contrast, Clarity, etc. I wouldn’t do this often but on this shot I thought the result was kind of interesting — very close to an illustration with hyper-detail (it’s really wild when you see it big).
Anyway, don’t know what I’ll ever do with it but I thought I’d share it with you guys. Here’s another one: