Photo manipulation is a rewarding pastime.
The Original Image
A picture taken in Florence in 2007. I’m particularly fond of that Italian trip because good friends joined us for part of it.
Changed the light, color saturation, and added an oil filter with iPhoto.
Furthermore changed color saturation and light on Paint.NET and applied the ink sketch filter.
Went back a step and applied the Paint.NET oil filter on the image modified with iPhoto.