by Andrew Court
(Johannesburg South Africa)
I love it when the sun back lights subjects, especially plants and flowers.
I took this shot of a back lit fern when the morning dew was at its best and the original colour shot was really pretty showing vivid contrasting colour- but when I converted it to black and white I prefferred the contrasts and the overall look.
I took the pic into photoshop and used the channel mixer and converted to monochrome. However plain desaturation was quite flat so I used the preset green filter which gave me more appealing blacks and whites.
I then fiddled with the contrast until I got what I thought was good. I added some more lens flare to some of the droplets. I have also sent the original colour shot.
Hope you like and look forward to the critique.
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