B&W Elephant

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This is a shot I like a lot and return to and re-edit. This is the only wild elephant that I has taken a image of and is connected to fond memories

Im trying to do a little more B&W

I consider myself a novice regarding photo editing so some thoughts of this one would be appreciated. Im using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

I want to print this image for my home

Daniel

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Impressive looking animal!
You really captured a connection here, Daniel!

Thoughts about the processing are just down to my personal taste: I would try to tune the structure on the left ear (its right) a bit down. You can do that with a control point in silver efex. Verify the selection an take back from structure and /or fine structure. There is quit a difference with the other ear.
Take into account that I didn't see the original image. Perhaps it looked exactly like that.

Also, I would lose the border of exchange it for a white one or a black one. There's a bue-ish hue on this one.
Again, just personal taste.
 
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Impressive looking animal!
You really captured a connection here, Daniel!

Thoughts about the processing are just down to my personal taste: I would try to tune the structure on the left ear (its right) a bit down. You can do that with a control point in silver efex. Verify the selection an take back from structure and /or fine structure. There is quit a difference with the other ear.
Take into account that I didn't see the original image. Perhaps it looked exactly like that.

Also, I would lose the border of exchange it for a white one or a black one. There's a bue-ish hue on this one.
Again, just personal taste.

Thanks for your comments. It has a lot of wet red clay on its ear and dried patches of red clay between its eyes and trunk. But of course that is not clear in B&W. For me and my friends that encountered this elephant I believe will se this. Hmm maybe its possible to enhance the wet clay in B&W so it stand out more?

But I will try to dial it down and se how I like it. In the color version al the foliage seem a bit distracting and in that regard this version is better.

The border most def should be white, I missed that blue cast...
 
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Bart is the master and has a most gentle touch too, when it comes to B&W. One thought I had is to darken the left ear little bit, or the edges of the ear, so it stands out from the light vegetation behind it.
A great shot and very good choice for a large print.
 
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This is an incredible capture, Daniel! It would be a real treasure for your wall! I'm not good with technical details, so whatever Bart says! :)

Thanks a lot!

Bart is the master and has a most gentle touch too, when it comes to B&W. One thought I had is to darken the left ear little bit, or the edges of the ear, so it stands out from the light vegetation behind it.
A great shot and very good choice for a large print.

Thanks for the input. That could work..
 

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