How to – Make a “model” picture

Let’s say you have a boring photo with some small cars and people … can we do some tricks to improve it ?

The following is a photo taken in a recent cruise tour to Taiwan.

Taiwan pic - original

Then an area with the objects were selected; invert the selection; apply Gaussian blur; and then adjust the brightness & contrast of the whole photo to make the following “model” picture.

Taiwan pic - model

What do you think ? 😎