I took this photo of a vaguely heart shaped seed pod that my neighbor's tree grows this time of year. This photo was also take the week during massive amounts of smoke in California so I wanted to highlight that feeling. I began by using a color balance adjustment layer to make the colors pop more and used the multiply mode. I followed that up with a levels adjustment layer also using the multiply mode which gave it a more moody feeling and made they brown turn a deep red/maroon. I then used a curves adjustment layer with the lighten mode, this didn't make a large difference but brought the image brightness up generally without blowing out the upper right part of the seed pod. Using the dodge and burn tools I highlighted the texture in the leaf to make the "veins" more prominent as well as to make the seam in the middle appear more extreme than it normally is. Finally I used the blur tool to make the other pods look more like background elements and to allow the main pod to really pop.