A year ago, I discovered the joy of taking photos, mainly of my own work, and editing them. I started using Aviary, which is quite a straightforward program, which I mostly used to make colour changes to images.
I moved on to using iColorama, which is far more powerful, primarily as it allows you to use brush masks, so effectively you can merge two images, using one as a mask when applying effects to the other. It has a much wider range of controls, and while it took some playing and experimentation to get used to, that was time well spent.
Here is a round up of some of my images: