This was a shot I took for my book which I am having published soon (To read the full story, you can read my interview with Khaleej Times here which came up in their wknd magazine dated 10th Dec 2010).
This shot was eventually discarded later as I have taken better shots in the same park. What makes this image appealing is the way this wavy-looking bush has been cut and the shadow of the trees that was falling on it as well. After having it HDRed and processed through Photoshop, I always make my final adjustments/polishes on Aperture 3. Aperture 3 has some amazing non-destructive brushes which allow you to adjust the right amount of luminosity for each pixel. It has a great feathering tool too after applying those brushes.
In this image, I burned/darkened the walk path and the tree on the extreme right using those brushes so that I can draw the audiences attention on the bush on which my camera was on and also on the light green/yellow leaved tree ahead of me. I also reduced the luminosity of the sky so that the tree up ahead stands out. I am content with the way the image has turned out. Would love to experiment around with it a bit more and create various versions from it too in the near future.