This week I got a new eBrain (computer), thus boot-strapping myself in to the 2nd decade of the 21st Century. It's been a steep learning curve - the virtual 'G-force' has had me pressed back against my office-chair on more than one occasion as I try to get my head around mulitple upgrades of software platforms and operating systems. But these technological advances really are powerful, and allows for a lot of creativity and playfulness. More memory (16 gig of ram) lets me move smoothly between Adobe CS5, Lightroom 3.4, Picasa 3.9 and Portrait Professional, each of which have unique 'flavours' and capabilities. Here's a revisit of an image from 2009, using all three programs to create a 'painterly' effect.