About time. It has been a while since I last posted an image of ferns.
Returning to an old favourite of mine, ferns.
A recurring theme for me, the ferns. There are a lot of nice, fine details in the leaves of the ferns which gives the eye a lot to explore. This low resolution version may not convey that, but it is there in the original.
I have tuned the B&W conversion a bit to make the ferns stand out from the background. Some may not like that, and label it as cheating. But I see it as a way of conveying my vision of the subject. It is an important part of the process of creating an image. Keep in mind that most images you see online or in magazines have been subjected to some form of post production. Either by a human, or by the processing software in the camera or the app on the smartphone. It is very rare to find an image which is unaltered, though news and documentary photography are, as a rule, notable exceptions.
The patterns frost can form on glass surfaces are amazing, like this frost fern. The contrast in the original shot is low, so I have worked with contrast and light to emphasise the fern pattern.