Sometimes it's fun to take an ordinary photograph and manipulate it with one of the many special effects available in programs such as Photoshop Elements filters or onOne's Perfect Effects 8. Here are a couple of examples. The options are essentially infinite.
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Apples at Whole Foods
Dirt texture filter in Perfect Effects 8
A picture posted a few days ago: Ornamental cherry blossoms in Portland
Radial blur filter in Perfect Effects 8