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I pondered the coloring of the BW, whether that would be well received, heck, whether I liked it. In the end, I decided to try it.
I think some history should also be known. The lighting was very harsh at the time I took these photos. Late day at Clingman's Dome, the sun gets really harsh off the mountain there. So, I had quite a mixture of light to meter by, and I have tried to balanace in the photos, this harsh lighting.
I'll go back to the well again. It's not that these have to be oh so great, I just like to learn about what I like, and what people I respect like as well, thank you for participating.
Ok, here is a quite bland process job. I kept my hands off it for the most part. Not sure I like it, but here is what I have to work with... The area in the forground is underexposed, compared to the sunny area. I suppose the ideal situation would have been to have a graduated ND filter of some kind. I am still struggling with my filtering for Leica at this point, it's a growth area for me equipment wise, and knowledge wise.
But you know actually, the more I look at this image, the more I do like it as is. There is darkness when you expose off middle area, there is brightness at a distance when you expose off middle area. There's no way not to have these extremes in an image like this, without manipulation somewhere.