Updated with a few more below
Some-time poster Andy did some of this on the Literary Cafe blog, and I thought it looked way cool.
I took one of my favorites from the recent genealogy road trip:
And turned it into this:
I went a little far, but shades of Maxfield Parrish!
Here’s a further step, with an adjustment layer that increases the saturation and lightness:
What do you think?
I tried a few others. Here are some cacti from Sandy Hook a few weeks ago, pre-processing:
And the Paulinskill Viaduct before:
Interesting how it does something different to each. Also interesting how I can amuse myself for so long with a Photoshop 101 trick like this.