Posts, Pictures, and Pointless Ephemera
This the previous picture are absolutely gorgeous.
did you do some computer manipulation or use "filters" (sorry for pulling back the curtain to peek)
I didn't use any pre-defined filter or such, but I did tweak with photo editing software, as I almost always do. Standard digital photos, even from a good camera, almost always need some "punching up" in my opinion, increased contrast and increased saturation. (And sometimes, I take a bit of poetic license and push things beyond what might strictly be considered "natural".) I like free software. I use Picasa for my photo management, and if a picture just needs a bit of tweaking, I'll use it's built in image editing features. When I want finer-tuned control, I'll use Pixlr editor, a free online photo editor -- sort of a stripped down version of Adobe Photoshop. It does have all the bells and whistles of the fancy not-free stuff, but it almost always serves my needs.
...doesn't have all the bells and whistles...