... and I figure one way to get out of my rut is trying different programs. So here's a perfectly ordinary photo taken through Perfect Effects 8; before: Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) P1040685 by lakonian117, on Flickr and after: Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) P1040685 copy by lakonian117, on Flickr The effects I used (if I remember right) were Dynamic Contrast (natural), Vignette (strong), Color Enhancer (increase color) and High Pass Sharpen. I personally like the result, but if anyone has any comments I'd appreciate them! I realized awhile back that I don't really have a "style" but rather have in the past mostly striven for realism. But there are those times when realism just isn't what the photo needs, or what I want. I don't want to process the heck out of things, but I am trying to hit on something subtly more interesting.