My previous image was probably the most lightly processed I've posted in quite a while so, by way of contrast, I thought I'd post this one next. It was taken at an abandoned village in Ras Al Khaimah (one of the less well known Emirates of the UAE), and, as you can see if you've taken a look at the original, it's quite flat and lacking in detail.

To bring out the detail I tone mapped it using Photomatix Pro. At this stage it was looking a bit better, but not much, so I used a rather unusual curve to add a large increase in contrast. 10 points to the first person who can tell me the shape of the curve :)

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2.14pm on 15/3/11
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
24mm
f/5.7
1/64
aperture priority
+1
evaluative
100
no
RAW
Photomatix Pro
Photoshop CS5
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no
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