Been asked by few people on this forum to show a little guide on how i achieve my results.
By all means, i dont know if this is the right way to go about editing, photography is just a hobby for me, i see alot of people do their editing and it looks very realistic, by i like to edit photos and make them look as far from real as possible. I dont know if that brakes some rules of editing as i never read anything on editing or any books. So if anyone has any tips or critism id love to hear it and would be much appreciate it.
This croc photo was overexposed on purpose as i wanted to get as much detail from the ground underneath the water as possible.
This before and after was achieved only in raw settings, no post done outside of raw edit software.
Here are the settings.( I tried my best to enhance the ground detail and rain drops as much as possible, green tint i thought was appropriate for this image )
And here is a final image, cropped, levels and curves tweaked a little in photoshop to enhance water further.