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mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2459 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2020 12:27PM
There's a superb image at the heart of this, but I would prefer to see a straight presentation without the faffing. The splashes of green really don't add anything for me, they are a complication too far. And the use of fractalius or similar is also distracting. They get in the way of appreciation of the essential truth in the image.
Perhaps this would work better in b&w?
Hope you won't be offended by that.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2020 12:32PM
Excellent photography...
Isabel GrinGrin
chataignier Plus
8 204 10 France
12 Dec 2020 1:52PM
Offended ? Not at all Moira, interested to hear people's reactions.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2459 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2020 1:58PM
I much prefer the straight b&w version! It's about the subject rather than the processing.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
12 Dec 2020 2:10PM
I do like the colour but I would have removed the greens.
DeSilver Plus
14 14 12 England
12 Dec 2020 2:26PM
I like both versions but perhaps the mono one a little more.
Both show off the strength in those fingers. 💪.

dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1878 England
12 Dec 2020 4:48PM
I'm with Moira on this - there are superlative textures in the straight image, and it needs nothing extra. Mono is good, but an untextured colour version might well top it...

I can see a place for adding textures (usually very subtly, and in background areas), but this is such a strong reportage shot that it doesn't need anything other than straight processing, I'd say.

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12 Dec 2020 7:56PM
Pleasure to make vote no 30
I like the lead, I think the processing makes it look a little like a painting and the patches of green add a bit more of an artistic touch
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
14 Dec 2020 12:35PM
great shot - V1 is my favourite

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