I'm an ordinary photographer. I take very ordinary photos with an ordinary point and shoot camera. But I love extraordinary photos. This photo of my neighbor's maple tree was taken from my driveway. Try as I might, I just couldn't manage to get my camera to capture the rays of light and the vivid color that I saw with my eye. But when I blended the photo into Thao's Daily bread paper, though, it happened! However, during the blend, the lens flare that I managed to capture was lost. I put it back by using a little Photoshop Elements trick: on a new layer of 50% gray over my photo, I created a lens flare by clicking Filter > Render > Lens Flare. I chose about where I wanted the center of the flare in the dialog box. I set the blend mode of the gray layer to Hard Light, then moved and resized the lens flare layer to a position that was pleasing, and erased any part I didn't want.