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.
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’.