I took a photo of the fall leaves carpeting the lawn, but wasn’t really impressed with the result. So sent the image through Fractalius, and rather than apply a more moderate setting of the filter as I usually do, I used one of my favorite abstract settings. I like the result!

You can hover your mouse over the abstract image to see the original version.

For further fun, here’s a demo of what a slight bit of image processing can do to spiff up an already good photo. You may not agree with all of my aesthetic choices, but I processed this image like I would one of my own. Lightroom “punch”, lowered blacks, spotted out the bugs, raised saturation a little and tweaked contrast a little. Maybe 3-5 minutes work in Lightroom. Sunrise photo by Charlotte Anderson.

Roll your mouse over the image to see the updated version.