It’s time for another post for Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is, Things Made From Wood.
All of today’s pictures are of a wooden statue that my grandfather brought back from Africa in the 1970s. She’s probably quite basic tourist wear, not to mention she’s rather battered nowadays, but she’s been a part of the family for as long as I can remember. She sits on top of a cabinet in the living room. I like to think that she watches over us.
Before I post pictures on the blog I always like to have a little play around with them, trying out different levels of contrast, clarity, luminance, etcetera, to see which version I like best. This week I felt that each edit gave the image a different feel . The lower clarity and contrast made her appear soft and motherly while increasing them makes her appear sterner – especially in the second image. I loved how the high luminance gave the pictires the appearance of charcoal sketches. Because of this I decided to post three versions of each of the two shots.
I would love to know which version people like best or whether you’re just as divided as me!
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