This image was taken directly into the sun in the afternoon, the flare in the lower left is natural and I just added Pioneer Woman's Sunshine action to the image.

The husband and I went wine tasting over the weekend with friends in Sonoma and Napa. Besides having the wonderful company of dear friends, they also do most of the winery choosing which is just fine by us. The weather was a perfect Indian Summer day– ideal for sipping wine outdoors overlooking the vines– and the grapes are heavy and black on the vines waiting for harvest.

If you are a Photoshop user I recommend checking out different actions that have been created to easily apply filters to pictures like the one I used above. I like using Pioneer Woman’s Actions which are free to download and entertaining especially if you read her blog.