This used to be a photo of a creek. I liked the image, kinda, but thought it a bit contrasty. My rather amateurish attempts at reducing the contrast just resulted in a washed-out photo, so I thought, "sod this!" and started really screwing with it - increasing the contrast until it screamed for mercy, then doing some other nasty stuff in the area of hue and saturation. The results speak for themselves.
"Just shoot me," they say, "Please." But I am way too cruel to do any such thing. Mercy be damned. The results will just have to suffer, forever and ever. Ha ha ha ha ha! (Diabolical laughter)