I have to admit that processing this image took me overly long time, despite it looks so uniform. The difficulty was in the intended rendering of a dark, humid forest. I had to overcome my inhibitions to leave a substantial part of the histogram unused in order to get that impression of a dark forest. Opening up enough shadows to get details into the picture was simpler then, choosing the right amount of sharpening tricky again. And that dry tree to the left originally had a tad too much red for my taste – but at least a stem’s shape is rectangular, so it was easy to mask it and treat it separately.
From this image I will create desktop wallpapers with calendar, so stay tuned.