Anyone who has been around me for any extended period of time would know that I have always had a passion for art through a camera lens. I will be the first to admit that I am far from being an expert or even a novice at that. Regardless, I still get pretty excited when my eyes focus in on a good photograph--it moves me in a way that I really can't explain. Just the idea of capturing time - literally, is pretty miraculous to be a part of in one way or the other.
Since I had a little (stress little) time on my hands, I thought to take a few courses on photo editing and see if the process was just as rewarding as framing up a photo. As it turns out, it's just as exhilarating for me. After taking a few courses I decided to try my hand at one of my own photographs - the before and after photos are included below. The after photo is not using an HDR affect which can be pretty cool. In this case, I tweaked the photo's data until the image reflected the Nauvoo, Illinois temple as I remembered seeing it for the first time - breathtaking.