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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I will grow. I will become something new and grand, but no grander than I now am. Just as the sky will be different in a few hours, its present perfection and completeness is not deficient.
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Taken in the banks of river Cauvery, Coorg, India.
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Submitted: Sunday, 14th June, 2009 00:39 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 28th March, 2009
Focal length: 28 mm
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Notes: GIMP: Used the curves tool in combination with gradient tool at different areas with layer masks. Played around with the colour balance on the resultant.
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