This one continues from Monochrome Moments – 4, it also having been taken in the dunes of Fuerteventura. This was a snapshot taken because of the potential appeal of the intersecting diagonals of the sand ripples and stick. Monochrome conversion was again made with Topaz, and I also chose to retain a ‘warm’ look to the image because it seemed in keeping with the scene. I did consider a more ‘stark’ B&W conversion, but didn’t like any of my results as much.
This is another of those rather minimalist images which, when you look back, you wonder whether it was really worth taking. Having played with it a bit, I think it probably was, just.
I wasn’t really happy with this image so I took some advice from Adrian Lewis. I’ve increased the contrast a bit (quite a bit), and the result is below. I could probably go still further but think this may be enough. I didn’t do this before because I am always a little nervous of ‘overprocessing’.