The days are clearly getting shorter, the temperatures in both the day- and nighttime are dropping and the first yellow leaves can be found on the trees here in Stockholm. Although the sun is still shining during a large part of the day and doing its best to warm up things, it is inevitable… the autumn is coming!

It has been a great summer, with early mornings and late evenings to catch the best light conditions. The weather has been good also, from time to time too warm to stay indoors. And that is the advantage from the months ahead of us, it will be cold and dark large part of the day, so that means time to spend behind the computer and post-process those images taken earlier.

I am currently testing some Photoshop plug-ins from onOne Software and Nik Software. From what I have seen so far it is great stuff with lots of opportunities to enhance my photos in a fast way, while remaining with great control over the creative process. Check out their websites for the latest software packages. You can download trial versions  for 30-days of use.

Below an image taken in “Nackareservatet” from a few years back to get into the mood for the autumn colors.

This image was taken with a Nikon D70 and a Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm lens @ 69mm; f/6.3 – 1/160sec – ISO200.