I see them as a way to relax and have fun with digital postprocessing. I like to browse through the pages of stock photos at Stock.XCHNG and pick a picture that catches my inspiration, then turn it into something different by working on the colours, filters, and textures. That's it. I focus on the result, not on the editing process - as simple or as complicated as it may be - and I aim for something that is pleasing to the eye, no matter how real or unreal it may seem, at the same time keeping in mind that any work of photomanipulation is simply not real.
Thank you for looking! ♥ And thanks to all the awesome stock providers out there!