Hi Pentaxian friends.
During my visit to the San Diego Photo Expo last weekend, I couldn't resist buying a plug-in package from Topaz Labs. The software is increadibly easy to use and can make your images pop, or it can simply make a flat and dull picture into a good image.
The most incredible plug-in is the masking, which I can't demonstrate here. You have to look at their demo online here.
The posted flat images were modified, with some of the plug-ins, for example. It took me a total of 15 minutes to do them all and to post them here. There are about 100+ different effects. The Denoise is great. The masking is just incredible.