I like messing around with photos in Adobe Lightroom as a rule, actually. In this case I took it one step further and took this image into a program called Photomatix. Some people are offended by this as the photographer is seen to be ‘tampering’ with the original image. I am more interested in evoking emotions as opposed to adhering to some sort of code of conduct. Certainly a photographer should never alter images meant as a strict record of captured events such as for a newspaper.
This image was captured at practically the same time as my very first post with the moody staircase near Shirley, BC. The black and white shot draws your attention to the rays of light where the colour image shows the vibrance of the green foliage. Do you have a preference?