This photograph was processed in Adobe Camera Raw and has never been opened all they way into Photoshop. I ended up adjusting just about every slider that is available to create this look. You can see what the image would look like with default ACR settings below:
I took this shot specifically for a friend who participates in an annual event known as Rib-o-Rama. That’s where each year a bunch of guys get together, cook ribs and vote for the best of the bunch (hi Chris).