Went out after work yesterday afternoon to the Pueblo Riverwalk (I love that place, plus Mrs. Emily thought it would look good, too). It would have been nice to wait until we were a little closer to sunset, but we had been working that day and were ready to go home as soon as possible.
We only took a few minutes and walked around just a little, but I think we got some pretty good ones. I used the flash in a lot of situations (even though I usually try to avoid flash--just a personal preference). The lighting was pretty harsh, so I needed the extra light in the deep shadows.
I still wasn't quite happy with the photos when I got home. They were okay, but not as good as I thought they could be. So I ran them through Adobe Lightroom (I'm still just on a trial version, but I'm planning on purchasing it before my 30 days are up). I went through them with Emily, choosing which ones were good and which ones didn't make the cut. After that, I cleaned them up, cropped a few of them in, adjusted the levels and made some other edits. I also added a vignette on a few of them.
Everything was done in that one Lightroom application, from import to...well, export, I suppose! That made things pretty quick and painless. The same evening, the photos were on Facebook and being admired by family members. Pretty smooth workflow, I think! Here's the slideshow...