I have spent this afternoon looking through a bunch of edited photos compared to the annotated original. You may be familiar with this concept, but it is new to me and I love it. It is motivating and instructional to see how great photographers edit in post to get the image in their head.
Here are a handful that I stumbled across:
A cliffside town scene by Sid Mantri.
A lightning bolt at the beach by Steven Nalls.
In the same vein of RAW compared to edit, Cameron Reed posted a behind-the-scenes of an incredible image taken near LAX.
I love these process examples; I could do this all day long. I feel inspired.