I hope I'm not bombarding this board too much..... Along with my insatiable desire to learn comes lots of questions!
I love to travel (and it doesn't hurt that DH works part time for the airlines ). My son, who turns four in April, has already been on 11 international trips! Of course, I've got lots of less-than-spectacular photos taken from past trips. Most I took on automatic with a point-and-shoot, and some are even from disposable cameras. I've been playing around with some of my salvageable shots in hopes of someday making a scrapbook or something creative for my son.
Below is an shot I took in Italy in 2007. It was in low light, with only a built-in flash, and I had no tripod. I think I sat the camera on the stone bridge to shoot. One thing I noticed is that sharpening the image created a outline between the tops of the silhouetted houses and the sky, which I've tried to reduce. I'd love feedback and/or suggestions on my edits. Thanks!
Original shot: A view of the Arno River and Pisa from bridge taken at dusk
Edited with Gimp to sharpen and correct color
Edited with Gimp to sharpen and add special effects