As a reward for sticking it out in the federal public service for 30 years, one gets to choose their own gift. As retirement loomed near, I decided against a watch & opted for something more practical.
Playing with more filters in PS6.
Checking out the “Oil Paint” filter in PS6.
A water reflection.
Cropped to isolate the face, NIKed, contrasted & sharpened to get the effect.
Interestingly, a close examination of the pixels gives it a look like an image of the stars.
Physics in action.
Mushrooms on a log.
At a classic car show at one of the local malls. Self portrait in the reflection. 😉