General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:A new garden outside the refurbished pub down the road attracts dewdrops and is a pleasure to see on the days I can drag myself past the car and up to the train station on foot.
Lightroom - To start with, I spent a fair bit of time trying to find the right crop for this. I decided that including the reeds on the left added a bit to the photo rather than distracted. The curves adjustment had highlights +10, lights +55, darks -10 and shadows -55. Fill light +5, recovery +100 and clarity +100 to try to darken the background while highlighting the edges of the reeds. I used a bit of luminance noise reduction (+15) - any more and too much detail was wiped out. Final edit: Green Luminance +100, which applied itself only to the reeds and left the rid of the picture alone.