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This was a color photograph from northern Michigan. Inspired by the black and white photographs recently shown here, I converted it into lab color, clicked on lightness and then converted it to grey scale. Intrigued by Colin’s luscious blacks, I used the merge tool to increase the contrast a little to get a little more black. What else should I do or have done in my first attempt at processing black and white photos?
is this what you meant by cropping to the lower right? I also did some ‘unsharp mask’. Of course, this cropped picture does not do justice to the earlier accomplishments of the beavers.
Thank you for all suggestions. Here is further cropping.