The original color version of this picture was all earth tones: browns, oranges etc. At first I was inclined to post it that way, but then I thought – what would it look like in black and white? The initial answer was – terrible!!! All of the colors converted into similar tones and the whole thing just blended together into a mess. At that point I was set to go back to the color version. But then I thought – no, this is a challenge. Can I make a decent black and white picture out of this? After some tinkering around HSL/Color/B&W panel in Lightroom and other assorted plugins I came up with this. I’m quite pleased with the end result.

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