I spent some time experimenting with the previous image, building a grid with four versions of the image and applying different effects to each quadrant. It was coming along OK but not great, so I asked my sensei for some advice. (If you’re curious, you can see the experiment here.)
She suggested exploring a similar treatment with several other images, to get a better feel for the transformation, and perhaps to focus on just one type of transformation.
It didn’t take me long to find a better subject for this exploration, and to realize that a simpler presentation is better. Oh, grasshopper, this is why you need a sensei.