You never know what you might find when you wander!
I'm a fan of wandering. Although I like to plan where I want to shoot in any particular city, I still leave wandering time for myself. It's a key part of getting things done, in my opinion. You never really know what you might find when you are milling about somewhat aimlessly. I have captured many a fine photo doing just that.
This is a great example. I was in Panama City, Panama and wandering in their Casco Viejo area, which is their historic old city center. It's a beautiful area full of buildings adorned in the old Spanish Colonial style. I really like it there.
I had this church on my list, because I had seen photos of the exterior, but was not at all familiar with what the inside would have to offer. There was some construction around the entrance that day, and a cleaning crew was taking care of business inside, but I stepped in anyways and just started making my way to the altar. I could see if was pretty interesting, and it was definitely worth the stop!
Here's a "behind the keyboard" view of the shot while I was processing it:
That's part of the awesomeness of Color Efex Pro. You can easily brighten areas that need it, increase the detail of specific areas, and make color saturation adjustments too. Powerful stuff!