I am working on some specific toning effects, and chose this photo as it had a good range of lights and darks. I have had to true up the picture, and am not sure how well that worked - it is quite difficult to know as the stove may not have been true in the first place, and the washing hangs at an angle. I should have tried harder to get straight on at the taking stage, but it is not always that easy in a museum. Anyway, I would be grateful for any comments, in particular about the toning. The effect I am aiming at is a pseudo lith effect, and I have produced the effect with Photoshop layers, not with an action. I have also 'aged' the shot a bit, using a texture layer. I originally tried to chip the border a bit, but this just looked naff.
This is not true mono, but I think the intention and style is closest to mono, which is why I have given it this tag.
Thanks for looking and any comments - always gratefully received.
Black and white