I’m slowly learning that processing a picture a few days, longer even, after making them . Personally I find it easier to process, and allows for a more pleasing end result.
Often I would get back from a trip, load my pictures onto the hard drive , grab a cup of tea and couldn’t resist editing a few. With tired dreary eyes I would finish go to bed, only to realize after looking at them in the morning that the result is far from pleasing. So my method now, is to return from a trip, load them safely onto the hard drive and then forget about them for as long as possible . I feel this helps me to dull my memory, and the excitement what I had seen, and felt that night, and any expectations I may have had from the evening. When I return to them I see them with fresh eye’s and allows me to process them objectively, respect the picture for what it is, and bring the best out of the picture. This one is a good example of that. The night of the return, I didn’t even give this picture a second glance, but on returning I could see the potential for it to make a pleasing picture.