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Thanks partitura. I wish I could be specific, but my PP consists mostly of trial and error until I like the result. I find the more time I spend, the better the result gets (until I overdo it, and have to start all over)
The first one I posted was just a sloppy two minute job, this one I spent about an hour on, and it's also better composed in my oppinion.
I use Color Efex 4, mostly the filters Darken/Lighten Center, Sunlight, White Neutralizer, Foliage, and a contrast enhancer. I experment with the settings, some enhancements are very very slight, but gives the photo that final interesting color palette, and a soft glow.
Then I use Viveza 2, which is a great tool for adding local modifications such as contast and sharpness (the boats) and to up/down the brightness, saturation, shadows etc of different areas of the photo, creating some dramatic lightning effects. Of course, this image was pretty dramatic to start with.
If you haven't used Color Efex and Viveza, I would recommend any photographer to try them out.