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    Posted: 09 December 2018 at 00:24
Originally posted by clk230 clk230 wrote:

Originally posted by bigsi bigsi wrote:

An ancient Holm Oak
I think you have achieved your aim Simon. For me the higher contrast makes my eye linger longer on the tree and explore its knarled form and texture.


Thanks James, it certainly gives strong and punchy contrast. I've tried it with a few other images and I think it only seems to work well with strong light.
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Originally posted by bigsi bigsi wrote:

An ancient Holm Oak
I think you have achieved your aim Simon. For me the higher contrast makes my eye linger longer on the tree and explore its knarled form and texture.
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I've been reading "Black+White Photographer" magazine recently and in an article written by Tim Clinch he talks about an obsession with lifting the shadow detail in photos and suggests doing the opposite and crushing them a little for more drama. I though I'd have a go-

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For reference, the entire fall, a year earlier ..



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From the same day ... below the falls



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Any of the last three could be POTW.   Great use of the B&W mood...
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote aplmike Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 December 2018 at 23:15
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    Upstream of that postcard.

    The entire fall was the subject of another postcard.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote clk230 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 December 2018 at 07:25
    Originally posted by aplmike aplmike wrote:

    Falls detail
    I like this Mike. It looks similar to a postcard I received recently
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    Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:

    Very moody image! Is that the road to Sleepy Hollow?


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    Falls detail


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    Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2018 at 22:33
    Very moody image! Is that the road to Sleepy Hollow?

    Like it very much! TFS, Mirek!
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