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    Hello Friends,

    Hope you are all well and looking forward to the holidays coming up For me December is rather busy, thousands of tourists and holiday makers flock to Kwazulu Natal so I must keep the shop's doors open Have not had time to process images lately so here's something from my last camping trip in the Kruger Park, a gentle but inquisitive elephant. Given the busy BG I decided to go monochrome. I also wanted to make my subject stand out a bit. A very simple image, don't have a lot of experience with conversions but thought I'd give it a try and post for feedback.

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    Thank you very much for all your comments and critique on my previous images, I do appreciate it

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    Gabriela Plesea

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    Love it Gabriela, great Tonal range and it works, any more below and to the LHS? Lovely conversion.

    TFS
    Steve

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    Thank you very much Steve

    Unfortunately I don't have more below, had more to the right of the frame which I cropped. Ele was moving about trying to uproot that bush nearby so I kept him in the centre. Should have shot wider but I felt there were too many bushes and trees, a bit distracting.

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    Should have shot wider but I felt there were too many bushes and trees, a bit distracting.
    Probably needed to be there to appreciate the framing.

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    You should've been thereBut I'll have better spots and nicer sightings for you when you come visit
    Gabriela Plesea

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    Looks great. The black and white treatment works very nicely. The framing is right on for me. Nice detail on the elephant as well.

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    Thank you John, very kind words, much appreciated
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    Gabriela, this works as is. Love the tonal range and the texture on the subject. He appears to be walking in snow Just kidding, the conversion is perfect.

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    I quite like the elephant Gabriela but sorry to say the background looks a little bright for me. I appreciate it offers contrast and the elephant stands out rather nicely. I have attached an alternative for you to consider but I suspect you will not be keen because it gives a rather different appearance and perhaps loses the effect you have created.

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    Fantastic conversion Gabriela , completely loved it . Well done.TFS !

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    Thank you dear Jon and Haseeb:)

    I like your version too, Jon - yes it is a bit different but it works, thank you very much for putting in the time, I really appreciate it!

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    Gabriela Plesea

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