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Original (Raw) had very little colour, so desaturated and a few minor tweeks.
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A very interesting piece of wood Ian with lots of lovely textures. I am sure you were right to turn it into a b and w image.
I have uploaded a mod where I have had a bit of a go with the burn and dodge tools to try to increase the contrast in the shot.
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Thanks Catherine, I did try a bit of Burn & Dodge, I think I was a bit hesitant though.
Hello, Ian. I have always had a love and fascination for old wood, its twists and turns and grain. I like this image a lot and, from one who isn't keen on mono, I have to admit to liking your conversion too. I might have cropped some from the left, perhaps about a quarter of the width, concentrating attention on the most interesting area of the wood. Catherine's modification has brought out the detail that I love to see. This wood has a lot of potential for closeups of that detail. Your image puts it into context and is more of a "scene", but getting lower and closer to your subject would, I feel sure, provide some amazing abstracts with strong lines and textures. I can see faces within its characteristics. Your light was good, and shows the details well.
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