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    Sculpture in the garden

    I was visiting at the home of a good friend who spends countless hours doing the landscaping and maintaining it. I took a break from the food, wine and great conversation with everyone to do some photography. Captured in August 2009 and converted to black-and-white today.

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    Sculpture in the garden

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    Re: Sculpture in the garden

    That's all about tones and textures and is a wonderful example of how B & W is the way to display those. I'm sure it may have been a very nice colour image, but then it would have been about colour and not the varying textures that we can explore in this version.

    It's a good one to demonstrate the lesson - If you want colour, go for colour. If you want to show off texture, B & W is the route to go.

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    Re: Sculpture in the garden

    The tones were there in the color version but not as much as in the black-and-white version. This photo perhaps explores tones more than any other photo I have made.

    The color version actually has an unappealing aspect -- algae in the shadow areas of the sculpture. Just the opposite in the monochrome version, the algae helps define the contours of the sculpture.

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