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Barbara, nice find at the scene. I might have liked to have seen some separation between the top of the wheels and the horizon and maybe a different orientation between the fence post and the wagon, but not the end of the world either way.
Nice reworks Bob ... the b&w has a clean, clear look to it. Sets up the toned version nicely (assuming the mono came first). What approach to pp did you take? Also, nice job on the crop.
Texture might be a misnomer. This particular set came from Adobe and is subtle in that the larger impact, to me anyway, is selective colorization via mask/brush, not laying down a "pattern". They are similar to what I've used previously but lack the heavy "gunge/rust" mottled look.
Looking now, the result is most apparent in the central area - the brighter, tan/khaki, area. Texture layer (used file-place, opacity, blend multiply iirc) has color.
Kent - yes, all play done over the BW flattened image.
To me, the image's Achilles heel is the lower left-hand area - the tall clumps of grasses, metal posts, and down-trodden path outside the fence detract. Hence the crop with the position of the post determined by a RoT cropping grid - not rigidly though. I wanted to keep the rail's origin at the LRH corner as originally framed.
Lastly, having posted a somewhat similar image earlier this fall, which I think was best received as "boring", I appreciate the difficulty in conveying the sense of expansiveness - being there - into a 2D space. Coming from the east-coast and now south-east, I am always in awe of my feeling of 'freedom' from the uncluttered vistas when we visit Oregon. And now I understand why my wife's Kansas relatives always felt claustrophobic while visiting Georgia.
Apologize for the diversion but thought it might help explain how I perceive the image.