11 Dec 14. Today's Theatrical Thursday image is one that I've crafted, from the beginning, to only be creative employing the new Glow filter I mentioned yesterday. As such, it was just a tad bit more than a one button creation. About 20 miles outside of Spokane, WA, on the western side , there are a number of small lakes that are more or less picturesque, depending on the time of year you visit and the particular lighting during that visit. The last day of our fall Yellowstone trip we were passing through the area around 0900 and both the clouds and the lighting were rather nice, so I shot a few frames of one lake in particular. One of those shots was the basis for today's creation. To get from the original capture to what I'm sharing, I used the following steps. First I opened it in a RAW editor and corrected any lens distortion, then added a bit of clarity to bring out the clouds. Then I opened it in a graphic editor and ran the Glow plug-in. I opted to use the Lite - Brite preset, set its opacity to 32%, and used a hard light blending mode. That was it. The result is one I rather like although I wasn't able to get the exact results I wanted, the one small problem being that I couldn't completely get rid of the tiny halo at the horizon line of the hills with the sky. I'll have to play with it some more to figure out some way to prevent that from occurring, but even with it there it isn't terribly distracting. It is entirely possible you may not have even noticed it had I not brought it to your attention. while most folks will likely use these niche type filters for really creative stuff, I find that they can be employed to make some relatively nice images that are not way over the top, like some I've shared previously. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/400 sec @ f /10.