This was a hard one, but oh so fun to do :-)
Each month I buy some photography magazines from the UK. there are several tutorials in it for upgrading your skills. So I did this one before some time ago with Castle Neuschwanstein.
The original photo i found not that interesting. By adding a night theme, the moon and the light...it became far more alive.
I worked all morning on this one.
This comes from a tutorial from Chris Robinson (Digital Photo magazine). Turning daylight into a night-time scene. I added my own influence and used a filter in elements 7 which turned the moon not that red. for me it was too blue at first. then curves where adjusted too, colored the eyes, dodge, burn etc...
It was so much FUN!
You can see the photo larger in the slideshow