Hi Rob, I can see that Kath doesn't completely have the market cornered in your family for the fantastic landscapes. Wow, this is stunning and so Ansel Adams of you to turn it to monochrome. A beautifully dynamic and perfectly exposed scene. Well done. Cheers, Lisa
I have been returning to this image several times, Rob. We have a very old postcard book somewhere stored away at my father's place and I now clearly remember a similar image from the Rheinfalls in Switzerland, it has a similar feel and look. Maybe for vintage, I think I personally might have left a little more photo detail, at least for my taste but it is still very cool this way. Vintage to me sounds like an old pair of jeans ... LOL ... maybe the photo "brand" has gone a little but still, I find it attracitve. Well done.
This is fabulous. I have just looked at it for the first time and love it.
It is very much akin to an etching as Paolo stated.
All that texture.
You need to add it to the Inspiration theme. Don't know if you can after posting or not.
You could also tell me the technique you used to get this effect.
Your image reminds me of a book I owned once back when I lived in Rio de Janeiro. It was a photography book showing Rio around the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. The city is beautiful, but back in those time it was absolutely jaw dropping. The raw beauty of nature must have been a mind boggling experience.The book was full of images quite similar to what you are presenting here. So, your image is not just a vintage interpretation but it puts me back to the period when I lived in Rio (1967 - 1991) and even further by reminding me of the pictures of that book that got lost with all the moves I had since than.
I can understand your choice for granulation, although personally I would have preferred it without :-)