I spotted this on our hike.
Here’s another shot at channel mixing, layer mask on desaturated layer for value channel.
2013-09-01 Padilla Bay Oxbow
This was a bit of a challenge to cook up. I ended up with four layers in Gimp: a desaturated bw as a hard-light layer, a ND layer over the sky, and a color-enhanced layer to bring the sky color into the foreground ponding. This was surprising done on my lappie, and I would have had an easier time on my workstation. The radical variation in the exposure at the south had blown the exposure out to almost the middle of the original panorama.
2013-06-27 Point Lobos Sea Cave
Eloise loved this. I thought the vault was a fascinating contrast in geometry to the crown of the carousel.