After a long conversation with a good friend, I decided to download an trial run Adobe Lightroom. I watched the flash demonstration on the Adobe site, and saw that it had many tools that would be extremely useful for me.
So, I used it on one of my favorite pictures, “Medieval Nights”. I like this photograph, but I wanted to do something more with it, so I imported it into Lightroom. After a few minor lighting adjustments, use of the leveling tool, and a crop, I have a result that went beyond my expectations. Medieval Nights 2.
I will try it out on some of my landscape photographs, and will take some others, deliberately not leveling the horizon, to see just how good this program is. If I like the results, I see it becoming a permanent addition to my photo/image editing software.