This is just a little plug for Adobe Lightroom. Probably for those of you who have no interest in photography you will find this very boring, but I will try to make this as short and sweet as possible. When I went to Inspiring Images I heard about Lightroom and was told it was the most amazing thing since chocolate. I wasn't quite ready to believe it, because as yet I have not discovered anything man-made which is remotely close to chocolate (other than possibly my beautiful 7d). But I decided to buy it, and oh my it was and is amazing. Now this afternoon I've had a bit of free time to muck around with my pictures, and below you see this pretty pathetic and boring picture of a tree branch, which I took on Monday.
And walla here is my Lightroom edited version. Now, I still don't think it's a great picture and I'm not really sure whether I edited it too much, but I think it is way better than the original. When I showed Caitlin she said "What's the point in doing all the editing because then it isn't really your picture". And I agree there's no point taking dodgy pictures and then spending ages editing each one. Generally I try to be really careful if I edit mine to only slightly fix things which I couldn't necessarily fix on my camera before pressing the shutter button.
And another cool thing is the really awesome options for creating watermarks. I was just fiddling with it the other day, and I quickly made one. I'm not really sure about the whole name thing, I think it looks too long and rather standard, but I've haven't taken the time to think something decent yet. But it does make my pictures look pro. :)