A few weeks ago I was working in Gadsden, Alabama and stopped by a river side park for lunch. This little area reminded me of summer as a child and the days that we would go swimming.
In the above image I used the Glamor Glow filter in Color Efex Pro 3.0 to add the warm golden glow you see in the image. After I completed using Color Efex Pro 3.0 on this image, I opened it in Viveza 2. For the reader who isn’t aware of family of NiK Software, I’d like to explain that the software uses what NiK calls U-Points that allows adjustments to be made at both the global and pixel levels. For a example, I was able to make separate adjustments not only of each pier support, but also the reflection of each support. There can be as many small or large adjustment area as you need. The more that I use this wonderful set of tools the more that I learn. If you would like to learn more about NiK check out their website.
I really like the boat houses and piers. After processing these using Lightroom 3, Dfine 2.0, Color Efex Pro 3.0, and Viveza 2, I also further processed a couple of the images using Silver Efex Pro 2.