Worthless Made Priceless

Challenge #3 in the The Soul Of Things series. Hosted by Capivara.
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Post processing, isn't it great? Did you ever ran into a totally worthless shot, but managed to turn it into something amazing? Then this is your chance to show off your artistic PP skills. Both the original and the final result must be combined into one image.
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Spent hours in PSE6 to lose the background (especially around the hair). Increased saturation of 'air pillow' and cloned out the warning signs. Darkened and sharpened the shadow. Dropped a new sky layer in. Increased saturation & sharpness of boy. Finally defringed and flattened layers. We had spent a long hot journey in the car to reach the campsite and my son was desperate to let off some steam. I think the final version almost looks as if he is bouncing on the top of a hot air ba
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Submitted: Sunday, 14th June, 2009 12:49 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 4th April, 2009
Focal length: 12.4 mm
Shutter speed: 1300 sec
Aperture: F5
ISO: 80
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