I was playing with several online phot effects, and this is the result... hope you like it... Note: I don´t know why there is 2 of this photos in the site, this computer !!! LOL ... hehehe... but I promise you this is mine!
I believe you. And, I too love passing the evening time fiddling with affects and editing. I love your painted scene. It does seems a painting by its coloring and texturing. Must have been great fun creating it. Must confess, though, when I finally get it to my satisfaction I've forgotten my work flow. So, I can't do it again. lol But, who would want to? Would take away all the fun for next time. Thank you for your post and narrative.