RAW - Original Jpg - Basic edit - Final Edit
Used Photoshop CS6
I do love the post-processing! And I like to compare the edited photo with the original one. In this case, with the "originals" since there's a considerable difference between the raw and the direct from camera jpg file.
The basic edit could have been different, but I was already thinking on the final look I wanted for this photo, so it didn't really mattered^^"
When I started at photography I used to think that to edit photos was kind of cheating. I have a completely different opinion on it now. I think it's part of the process. It helps the photogapher show his view of things and his artistic side, also helps to give mood. When I learned that some film photographer never let someone else "reveal" their photos in the lab, I understood that this process always existed, but only in a different way.
Its interesting how we can change so much our opinion on something.
PS: Sorry, I never know in wich DA category I should submit these comparisons ^^" Well, anyway, maybe this will go to scraps later.
PS 2: I am NOT a pro photographer!!!! Still have a lot to learn!