use one tool in photoshop - Curves to lighten up your images, but it can make your colors and contrast pop by making an S curve. To do that, just add a second point in the curves window, and drag it down a bit.
Garden of Circles Circles work particularly will in narrow gardens, since the eye is naturally drawn around the curves and away from boundaries. This design uses circles set on an S-curve, offering the best of both line and shape.
Evening Dress, Paul Poiret: silk satin dress with silk tulle overdress, embroidery of beads and metallic thread, tulle peplum.In when the S-curve silhouette was still overwhelmingly popular, Poiret introduced high waist corsetless dresses.