Thanks again @FBulovic for the fabulous image! It was a pleasure working on it.
@Thomas_Do @afre here’s my try:
“… the evening of July the 12th 1925. It is day 21 of the expedition, of which, upon its completion, I may soon be allowed to officially write about. The river is steady and slow; steadfast in trying our patience at each move, while the mosquitoes feast upon us incessantly. Yesterday I photographed, as we passed by it, what might just be a sign that our sacrifice might yet pay off; a colossus of a stone figure, which, be it the skull of an ancient creature too large to comprehend, embedded into the foliage, or the likeness of some deity worshiped by the inhabiting tribes that as of yet still keep their distance, or simply an omen for impeding doom… something most certainly is afoot.”
EDIT: BRC_2668-3.jpg.out.pp3 (13.2 KB)
RESIZING: BRC_2668-3.jpg.out.pp3 (10.9 KB)
Such a strong expression! I mean I don’t know if this looked like a skull/ape-like face/ Jabba the Hutt to any of you guys, but that’s the first thing I thought when I looked at it. This needed to have the facial features somehow brought out and when there is demand for epic I tend to go for black and white. If I weren’t so stubborn to get the whole edit out of a one-time overall application of effects, I suppose I would save it as a TIFF and load it into Gimp and dodge the rock face a bit more. I am however mostly happy with the look of a mildly underexposed but slightly pushed negative (yes Ansel Adams fan here).
What did I exactly do in this edit? Not entirely sure, I built the edit on what I did to the dead wasp from https://discuss.pixls.us/t/playraw-something-different-the-dead-wasp/5086 and turned the whole mess to BW then sharpened and yeah. Epic fun times! thanks again