I think this was my first photo ever taken trying a long exposure. I just finished the chapter on Time Value in my Photography for Dummies book, and ran outside, but it was almost pitch black out. I went ahead and tried it anyway thinking that the image would turn out as dark as it was outside. But when I downloaded it, I was surprised to see that there was quite a lot of light in it. The image was just to test out the setting I had just learned so it sat on my computer for a while. I came across it one day and thought I'd see what it would look like to just increase the contrast and saturation. That's what I did and it looked a lot better. I then stretched it out and squeezed the top down and there's the final result. I just moved two sliders and did a little Transform tool. I also painted over the couple things in my yard that were a little visible.