Cancelled Outing

 Hello Everyone,
  Well, our photo club members decided to cancel our outing because of a little rain. Instead of going out to shoot new photos, I stayed home and prepared entries for the next few contests.
  I'm trying a new program out, it's Corel Paintshop Photo Pro X3. There are a lot of good features, one I'm trying out for the next couple of contests, is a feature that softens the pixels and gives the impression that a filter was used to get the effect. Here are a few examples: