minniev wrote:You do more monochrome than I do, and you've taught me tricks about PS for years, so I am always interested in your interpretations. Yes, my version is a toned image. You got more separation of tones between columns and trees than I did.
I'm posting the color version, and would be interested in the comments from anyone still watching this one.
I am watching also. I like the color very much. I think I have largely lost the skill of seeing in monochrome. I used to shoot more than half my work in B&W, but digital makes color so easy and fun and light sources be hanged.
I suspect that one thing perhaps missing from pictures of this once-great structure is a sense of scale. I've spent 20 minutes looking at Google pictures of the ruin, yet the great majority have no people in them, and that's the easiest way to show how massive and tall those columns are. Now Min, you were likely working alone so t'ain't your fault, but if you have a companion sometime, have him/her walk over and stand, say, touching the base of a column and craning to see the top. I cannot find a single picture like that, yet it's the picture that would show just how huge this thing is. I hope you don't mind my posting a purloined picture... If you do I'll delete it.