I have been messing about with the SnapSeed app for iPhone. The staircase in the Tate Britain was already colourful, but I enjoyed pushing the limits.
If you are in London, the renovations at the Tate Britain are worth seeing – from the spiral staircase let into the lower level to the scumbled paint on the walls.
Here is a shot of the arches that lead to the spiral staircase from the basement cafe to ground level. Again I played with the colours and as always, some of the best effects come when there is a mixture of artificial light illuminating the scene.
To soften the colors or outlines of (a painting or drawing) by covering with a film of opaque or semiopaque color or by rubbing.