I admit it that my Photoshop skills while are competent at editing classical images, are somewhat amateurish when it comes to major adaptations of image.

An artist friend suggested I try to develop this image, when I said I didn’t know how to lower the arch enough to bring out the best in the image, he encouraged me to just try; So I did my usual edits to enhance the image, mainly using the Shadow & Highlight sliders, I then carefully tried to bring the arch down.

The finished image isn’t perfect, as there are areas where the mortar in the brickwork doesn’t quite line up; but after just four hours work in photoshop, I’m actually quite pleased. I’m now just waiting the detailed critique from my friend.