For today's Caturday Art blog hop, hosted by Athena and Marie, old SoLT chose a photo that originally didn't look very good because it was too dark--badly backlit and she wasn't smart enough to use a fill flash. Through the magic of various programs and filters, she ended up with this:
She adjusted the exposure and made a couple other tweaks in Lightroom to make it look a little better, and then it was on to LunaPic, where she applied the Surreal Painting effect. Looking at the result, she thought, This needs bokeh, so she went to PicMonkey and applied the Bokeh texture. Then she added a Drop Shadow frame, followed by a Museum Matte frame.
This is the yucky original: