Regarding the second image in my blog posting from earlier today, I here have a black and white version of the image. The crop is almost 3×2, which I felt didn’t work too well in the colour version, but oddly enough does seem to be ok here (I think): it has the advantage that it cuts out the stray out-of-focus grass in the bottom right corner, but has the disadvantage that the curve of the lake has almost completely gone. One of the other things that the conversion to black and white has enabled is the application (in Photoshop) of a colour filter that takes away the rich green from all the vegetation and leaves: this richness was a bit distracting compared to the tree as the main focus, and the relatively long exposure needed in the early morning light meant that the ever-so-gentle breeze moved them. That is almost imperceptible in the monochrome version, and makes it better, I think.
Interestingly, I realise I’ve just there argued a case for the monochrome version, which I had created at the same time as editing the colour one!
Comments, as always, are welcome!