Post-Processing photographs in Photoshop is all about experimenting and finding what appeals to you. JHP have made a several concise sets of Photoshop Actions for you to fuel that creativity and save time when working to a deadline.
JHP Photoshop Actions - Review
I was recently in France (about 2 months ago) and I toured around the southern country side for a week, snapping away at the amazing medieval towns dotted around the stunning Loire Valley. My absolutely favourite town that I stayed at on my way to Paris was Amboise!
“The city is famous for the Clos Lucé manor house where Leonardo da Vinci lived (and ultimately died) at the invitation of King Francis I of France, whose Château d’Amboise, which dominates the town, is located just 500 meters away. The narrow streets contain some good examples of timbered housing.” [Read the rest on Wikipedia]
Photomatix Pro is a photo enhancing program for stacking differently exposed images and enabling you to create HDR images. Then you can go on to do Tone-mapping of that image.
Long Exposures can be fantastic photographs and you can also be creative in making abstract shots.