This photo I edited isn't my photo. It was actually entered in last month's Autumn photo assignment on my other blog. When I saw it I immediately liked the photo and wished that the location wasn't halfway across the country. I also recognized it as a photo with a lot of editing potential.
Here is the original, found on FLICKR by RuralTN...
With a little time in Photoshop I was able to play around and tweak the photo all in good fun. A little texture was applied, some contrast added, and the curves adjusted all with a layer mask dab here and there. The result is a pretty darned nice photo, too.
Sometimes it amazes me how drastically a photo can be changed, tweaked, and transformed in any digital darkroom software! Also, thanks to RuralTN for allowing photo sharing in FLICKR so I could have some fun with this!