Well, it has been raining all day so after much procrastination I finally decided to get around to looking through yet more old photos - and this is what I found.
The swirl effect was by physically twisting the camera - adds some interest to just another sunset shot!
On the left is the original, straight out of the camera and on the right is what I got after literally 2 minutes of playing with it - just levels, saturation and some noise reduction... all very nice and simple.
Not sure how this one is gonna go down though with all of you adoring public... it is something very new and different for me - but hopefully you'll like it and my view counts will fly up! After all, that is all I'm after.