I'm now going to take you though my workflow using Nik and Lightroom.
I was out the other evening scouting locations for capturing the autumn foliage colors when I came upon this abandoned quarry about one hour drive from were I live.
This is the normal exposure, taken from a set of 3. -2, normal and +2.
I used Viveza 2 to umpf up the rocks and some sky tweaking
Color Efex pro 4 for creating more feeling of warmth to the photo.
Last I threw it through Sharpener Pro 3.0, and got this result
And if I may say so, this picture is great :-)
For full resolution please check it out at my portfolio.
By the way, I'm not sponsored by Nik or anything.
I wish you all a great weekend