I wanted to tone down the glaring sun, so I decided to turn it into a night scene. Here is what I did:
I first used Anne's Background Night at 81%
Then used the RHWest Levi texture at 52%
Brightened it a bit
RH West Denim texture at 74%
Pumped up the hue saturation a bit
RH West Robin texture at 8%
Defined and sharpened
Ran it through Topaz Simplify to soften and bring out the color
and that is it.
I couldn't stop at one edit, so I also ran the final edit through RadLab for a darker edit, and Silver Efex for a black and white edit.
Now it's time to go see what amazing things have been done to my photo over at