I tried yesterday and day before to do a "mouseover" for this image. No such luck! I have done them previously, but for some reason I just can't get it to work. So I gave up and you'll just have to know that this final image is vastly different from the original. I was inspired by Cathy Bueti's spread in the autumn Somerset's Digital Studio.
I was intrigued with the way she got the black/white look with the coppery color in the foreground. I did my best to imitate even though she did not indicate how she got the look. I used a grungy, scratchy texture and I like the result. The fun of all this is the experimentation, and I can spend hours trying different textures, blend modes and filters. Before I know it two hours have passed. As I always say, art in any form, is my meditation. I get lost in the process.
~ calm ~