I am very sorry if this is a stupid NEWB question... I'm almost certain it is. But if someone could help me out, I'd me most appreciative. I saw these pictures today: http://www.themorningnews.org/archives/galleries/american_farmer/04af.php These photos have something about them which I love. I've seen this effect elsewhere (I think in the 'photo of the day' thread on this forum) but have no idea how to reproduce it. They only way I can describe it is sort of a 'glow'. The image seems to be brilliantly lit in certain spots, and dark in others. It seems just slightly unnatural, but even more beautiful than normal. I realize that the photorapher in this case is very talented... but I'd like to know how this technique is accomplished (by special lenses, or if it's a filtering technique in Photoshop) could someone please define for me what I am seeing, and hopefully some steps to try and reproduce something similar. Thanks for your help!