While standing in the road having a conversation, one of my friends lit a cigarette. Just struck me as ironic that she should have money in her hand.
I processed this by first doing auto levels in PSE, then I used the Sponge to Saturate the burning end of the cigarette and the nicotine in the filter. I then selected the hand, cigarette and money and made a copy of the background layer. I changed it to a “Difference” layer and cut out the selected area. Each of these 3 photos have the opacity of the diference layer set at a different level (top at 100%, middle at 75% and bottom at 50%. The bottom is also feathered.
I like the effect of all 3 together, given the nature of the subject matter.