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Thanks, Bob. Thanks, everyone. Helpful comments. I took the original image set some years ago because I liked the blossom color. However, it's never quite felt right, probably because there was too much yellow in the greens of the original scene and it didn't work right with the mauve color of the bloom. No such problem in B & W. Of course, then the problem is getting the dark and light tones pleasing.
Here's a jpeg of the original. I made a number of captures in portrait orientation, but I liked some of the qualities of a landscape version of the subject and selected one to work from. It's been through a number of iterations and it took a while to find the original:
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