Photo of the Day
In January I was coming back from my hometown of LaPorte, IN when the sun was setting. It was really amazing, but I could not find anything in the foreground to add interest. When we were almost home I saw a small stream near the windmills. I pulled over to make this photo. This was a case of pulling over, making the picture, and then getting back into the car. I like the way that sometimes fate smiles on you, and this was one of those times.
I liked how this photo looked after I adjusted the sliders in Lightroom 5. I decided to take the photo into Perfect Effects 8 to see if I could make it look even better. By using a few presets in the program I was able to get the photo to look much better in my opinion. I love how you can add a preset, but then dial down its effect. You can just take what you want from it. It is a super quick way to add effects as you would with Photoshop layers, but without all of the work.