pop511 wrote:"Thanks, Ed. The third is my favorite, too. I still need to get back and play more with it." What is it that concerns you?
I'm just overall not thrilled with the whole thing. I joke that I have no Art bone but it's not really a joke --- I don't. I also like that third one best in an on-the-right-track kind of way, but Duck suggested,
experiment with a layered texture just to see what happens. It might yield pleasant surprises.
and Frank said
#3 for me needs a more even blend of the effect, doesn't seem uniform around the structure.
I saw that haloing or fringing so that concerns me. It appears to be a highlight along the top rail of the torii. The light was about 3/4 back light. That highlight is in the original color, but the conversion and whatever other filters I applied have exacerbated it. I might be able to very carefully retouch it out, but I also keep returning to the notion that, on balance, it's really not very good.