So I might as well post more pictures!
This is the big version of my first attempt
Tried to see how much I could get out of changing the contrast, tried to make it darker.
Just went crazy
I tried to make it lighter and then even lighter, I think this one really turned out well. In fact, this one is probably my favorite, which probably mean it's the only one that's even acceptable. If I create 10 things and discard nine of them, I've still got one really good piece. One good piece is better than no pieces at all.
Then I faded this one out as well, it didn't do as well
This one looks more manipulated than some of the others, but then this wasn't a great shot to begin with. I thought if I took a sort of crap shot I might make it better.
I ran this one back and forth through the blur and sharpen filters as well as all the other stuff, jsut to see what I'd get.
It's a wheel! In high contrast!
What happens if I just turn the blur filter on and leave it?
I'll end with a kitty, everyone likes kitties. Except total bastards of course.