In response to Birgit I went back to the original post in an attempt to temper the blur.  Birgit has come to accept, perhaps embrace, the blurriness, while I have gone in the other direction. I tried the sharpening and blurring tools with unsatisfactory results and turned to the old standbys, poster and watercolor, in the artistic filters.


This is the image posterized. It’s alright but has lost the softness of the original.


This is watercolored and has the usual silk screened look. The view through the window has gone flat.

This is it now; time to declare the first post the winner – or perhaps the least loser.