Ugliness is an illusion, gentlemen. Like beauty. Like color. All depends on the light. The only reality is action.
–Karen Traviss, True Colors
Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a candle in a cracked-glass hurricane. This was taken in the spring of 2016 for a Photography 101 challenge called “Warmth.” No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my Kodak Share digital camera.