First, I straightened and cropped the original in order to exclude the parts of the picture that detracted from the image as a whole. Next, I played around with the channel mixer and decided that the photo looked best in black and white. I used the dodge tool to bring out the wood siding and other particularly rustic parts of the shacks. Changing the curves brought out some of the darker areas so their details were distinguishable. Also by adjusting curves, I was able to make the lightest areas less glaring.