One of the things I love about Lightroom is the fact that it is non-destructive to my original image. This means that I can rediscover images from long ago, hit reset and use my current knowledge, skills and plugins to bring an old, tired or forgotten image back to life. I was doing just that over the the weekend. I came across two images. The one of the train is one that I completely passed over when I initially imported it into Lightroom. I thought it was dull and boring. After playing around with the new PerfectPhoto Suite 7, I used it to give this image some fresh life. I really like the results. The other image is of a sunset that I captured in Hawaii. Now get this… I took this image hand-held in 2009 with a 6 megapixel Nikon D50. I used layers in Photoshop along with Nik Color EFX Pro to give new life to this image. And guess what… someone saw it over the weekend and bought a framed print of it for quite a bit of money. It would never have happened had I not revisited it.
So here’s my tip: every so often, as you master Lightroom and your plugins, go back and look for hidden treasures in your catalog. You are bound to find many.