This picture is a winter view snapped during a walk near the house where I grew up in Lancaster County, PA. It was taken from the lane that runs beside the creek near the stone quarry, and shows one of the local farms.
It has a lot of meaning to me since I walked there often with our dogs, but to anyone else it isn’t really a very interesting subject. It was the perfect type of photo to try some special effects to see if I could give it a dreamy look and bring out the nostalgia I felt looking at it.
I spent a lot of time on it and used just about every color effect available in Picasa. The most visible effects are graduated tint, soft focus, comic book, and sharpen.