This image is the result of an early exploratory assignment in which I took the base image, cropped it, and manipulated it via the curves tool in photoshop. The image interests me due to the vivid color pallete, strong composition, and areas of intense focus, and areas that are completely out of focus. The image leaves the viewer curious as to what it may actually be and in the areas with low focus leaves the eye jumping around trying to make sense of what it is seeing, making the image very captivating to it's viewer. It takes the subject of the photo and manipulates it in a way that the human eye could not do on its own.
This is the original unedited image captured from my camera.