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    Let me know how I went with the B&W processing of this image. I Simply made all adjustments in LR.


    Foxy



    I don't often process B&W, but as this was almost a montone anyway I decided to push it a little and I am pretty happy how it came out.

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    I love this. I did a quick look and then found myself staring at it looking at different details.
    Its a facinating shot.
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    I'd be happy with it too, Bob! On my monitor it seems just a touch dark, almost can't read the "Foxy" inscription, but that's probably just my monitor. I really like the light play and textures on this, and B/W was a great choice, IMO.
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    I am a b&w lover, l like the light on this one very much. good work
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    I like it -- very neat. The most ineresting part for me is the central detail, with the lighting. The 'foxy' grafiti doesn't seem to stand out as much, or be as interesting. It would be interesting perhaps to focus in on that detail -- although that's probably too much of a crop.
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    You should be happy with the way it turned out. It is an interesting picture with lots of details that was processed very well.

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    Thanks all for the comments. As I said, I don't normally process like this and really wanted to hear what everyone thought. Sounds like that I pretty well got it right for this one.

    For reference, here is what I was working from - processed straight from the raw with no adjustments (resize only).





    While it was the carvings in the tree that initially drew me to take the shot, I do agree that once processed the texture is what really makes the final image.

    I just ran off a small (8 x7) print of the final image and it looks much better on paper than screen. The highlights are not quite as harsh and I spend a lot of time in the detail. It is worth considering doing a larger print of this one.
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    Bob,
    Well seen and photographed. I might have boosted the shadows a bit to highlight "Foxy" but, ultimately, it's your photo and is well done.

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    Bob really like the B&W,, great tones,,

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    I like it! But I have no idea how to process a black and white image...

    While I was at the park today, I almost shot a tree trunk that had names carved in it....I should have! Makes for an interesting shot.
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    Thanks Bill - I was hoping you would comment! The printed version is slightly less contrasty and it shows up really well.

    I just might do a short write-up on how I went about the processing of this one while it is still fresh in my memory.
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    I may be slightly crazy, but I prefer the color version. I can't really qualify that statement... it just seems to "speak" to me a little more. I think it still has a lot of texture, and i like the quality of the light.

    The b/w is also nice (just so we're clear).
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    I can't really decide here. When only the B/W version was here, I though it was very good, although a little dark around "Foxy". Seeing the colour version now, I find that interesting as well. Especially as I find it better lit. I think a new B/W version that is lighter in the shadows should be very good indeed.

    Well observed.

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    Bob -

    This is a wonderful capture - Oh, the tales this tree could tell.

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    Very nice work. Beautiful tones.
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    Tom - I was like you when viewing on-screen at first. The colours are very subtle. Once I pushed it a bit as a B&W and then printed it I was very happy with how it came out - much better on paper than screen.
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