Flower - Applying Color Efx Pro Darkening/Lightening Filter
One of my favorite filters in the Nik Software Color Efx Pro is the Darkening/Lightning filter. By simply using a single Control Point, you can control the light to better bring out what you intend in the image. I use this in most of my images to insure that the eye goes to where I want the eye to go to and many times is a very subtle, but effective change. In this case, I wanted to even bring out the flower more by placing the control point over the flower and then adjusting the Darkening slider down. This took my less than 10 seconds to adjust and I like this much better then vignetting.