So many of my photos from this Summer are dull, due to lack of bright sunlight, that I took to making pastiche "fine art" photos, flattening the tones even more and using contrast to the best effect.
These are not photos that will be of commercial interest ever, I expect, but the exercise of learning to play with gamma and contrast in Irfanview has brought several benefits. Most of all, it helps to learn about using negative space in a photo.
However, I still prefer the gaudy flowers and insects captured during a bright May when I first bought a zoom lens with built-in macro function.
Here's to more colour from now on...