I happened to glance at the counter before turning out the last light and heading to bed one night. I decided to fire off a few quick images and and edited the next evening. I decided it would look best with adjustments in LR and Topaz Expressions. No masking but I adjusted the effect opacity some and kicked up the highlights a little. Then I finished it off by dropping down the shadows and enhancing light rays in PS.
Very pretty work …for my taste, I would preferred it to be a little brighter.
Looks like they are being beamed aboard the mother ship.
Very interesting, creative processing!