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Old Jan 8, 2006, 4:39 PM   #1
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While taking a walk in a local national park I came across a gum tree with interesting bark. I took the photo in colour but I didn't think that it showed the textures as well as I wanted it to so I converted it to B&W and sepia. I think it makes an amazing difference to the mood of the image. Comments?

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Old Jan 8, 2006, 4:39 PM   #3
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Old Jan 9, 2006, 4:03 AM   #4
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Yep the last two are definitely more appealing. I'd probably make a duplicate layer in photoshop and blur out the background a bit for an interesting effect.

I'll give it a go and see how it looks.

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Not sure if you like this or not. I just filled in the sky gap with more branches and blurred the background brances a bit. The hole in the branches drew my eye too much.


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I should add that it was a rushed job (I accidentally blured a little of your bark) and I'm a total amateur (photographer and photoshopper :-)). A pro could make it look much better than I did. I just thought I'd have a go.



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I preferred the color version at first, and the reason was the gaptook more away when it was in either sepia or b&w. Taking away that lighter hole sure made a huge difference. Nice picture and good texture.
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