Tonight's challenge was to take a shot from my trip a few weeks back that I really liked, but lacked any punch to it. It was ok from the start, but I decided to play with it to see if I could do anything else with it. Let me put it like this: If I couldn't get a more pleasing(or at least more creative) result by using some software, then I would never post it at all. So this is what I ended up with. I know some people only like shots straight out of the camera and that's great. I do, too. But sometimes its fun to see what can be done creatively. I read a line in one of my photography books: "Don't just be a picture taker. Be an image maker." I don't think that thought process works 100% of the time. But it does alot of the time. Here's a before and after. What do you think?