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A good Scratch

By pennyspike
Taken on a recent trip to Ely where the lighting was flat and the drizzle miserable; the camera didn't thank me for taking it out.
Three horses in the surrounding fields entertained us by taking turns to have a scratch using the branch of this enormous plane tree. It creaked and groaned, the whole tree shook.
I've tried to get an old-fashioned look by converting to b/w then using a duotone, (converting back to rgb to save as jpeg.)

Tags: Horse General Cathedral Black and white Scratch Duotone Ely Pets and captive animals

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BertC 10 29 Malta
1 Apr 2007 5:17PM
Lovely mono work.

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1 Apr 2007 7:11PM
Good angle of view, but the image itself is a little on the small side. Nice toning. Kind regards John
pennyspike 13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2007 10:27PM
Thanks for your comments and clicks.
I wanted to show the vastness of the plane tree with Ely Cathedral just visible in the background.
mohikan22 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2007 1:18AM
very picturesque. works for me in b/w. not sure it would suit colour so good choice.
kevski 10 14 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2007 12:17AM
Great branch,like it.
looboss 9 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2007 9:38AM
Good scratching post!
Well worked image, looks okey dokey to me.
JohnEW 9 3
18 May 2007 12:05AM
Good "period" feel to this, could just as easily be late 19th/early 20th century (when did photography get going properly?). Nicely composed & presented. Grossly under-clicked IMO.

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