This shell image is not part of the series on the driftwood but was shot several months before. I think a color version was chosen by Craig Tanner for one of his daily critiques back in the Radiant Vista days.
Nikon D200, 60mm macro lens at f3.2 and 1/1000th, ISO 800 (I forgot I had changed the ISO a few days before) cloudy whitebalance
Post processing: removed some spots, levels for brightness, levels for whitebalance, colorbalance layer to reduce orange in the background, Curves for contrast, Fade to black and white by Kubota, Photofilter in sepia, Touch of Dark on the background, Touch of Light on the shell, sharpened with Popsickle by Kubota, final levels to darken background more.
SC Christmas Digital Papers
6 months ago