Thanks for your kind words, Eleanore. More info? Well . . . I believe in applying effects to an image which has been carefully chosen for its evocative and compositional strengths. Obviously, this starts with shooting--a lot--and then reviewing for the primo images(s) of the shoot. Not all effects and filters look natural on any given image so I quickly apply many effects (each effect is tweaked to taste) and save the "good effects" on separate layers in Photoshop. From there I use layer masking, layer opacity and layer blending modes to arrive at a final image. The goal is always to enhance the image, not accept any given effect due to its "wow" factor. I also do a great deal of retouching prior to applying effects plus the usual tone, contrast, hue, etc. adjustments. For landscapes I generally shoot 3-7 bracketed images and use luminosity masks to exposure-blend them into a final high dynamic range image. I shoot with a Canon 5D MK2 and MK3 with Canon L series lenses.