|Lady of the lake
I took this a few weeks ago when I took the picture of Red Gym. I kept it around through three passes of cleansing. I wasn't sure why. Today I decided to see what I could do.
The original image was littered with birds, ducks and boats in the distance, all the stuff this woman was watching. But after looking and looking I cut all that crap out. I decided to follow all the technical editing rules to see what would happen. I got this. By no means a great shot but it is nice, interesting. It's the sort of image that stands out on the mantle with the rest of the family photos.
Minimal editing, just cropping and Curves layers. I'd describe the image as "pleasant."