Somehow I've collected the following four images on my laptop. I usually give my photos a little tweak; just a some gentle persuasion to encourage them to along the path I had visualised for them. Every so often I get rather carried away and push them into unknown and unexpected territory.
This house in Saffron Walden has a very Gothic appearance, totally at odds with its surroundings - even before I started messing about with it. It was really a pleasantly sunny day, not a spooky moonlit night.
No real reason for this, just entirely decorative. It started out as some leaves on a tree.
Another battered gravestone from the Mill Road Cemetery. For this effect I desaturated the image to black and white then added a bit of contrast. But before I did that I made a colour copy which I then blurred to an unrecognisable coloured smudge. By adding the two results together I achieved the rather nice (I think) effect above.
What can I say?!! The above photo was produced without resorting to any mind-altering chemical substances. Would have made a nice album cover for Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, Cream, Big Brother and the Holding Company........
Huge prizes to anyone who can guess what this picture started out as.