20 Nov 13. Today is supposed to be an image in the fine art realm and looking over things I thought I'd pick something really simple, and in a category I really love, macro. The image you are seeing is obviously in color, but it would also qualify as a monochrome image, the single color being green, and might be better in B&W printed on a very fine grain paper. I've accentuated the texture just a wee bit to bring attention to the veins in the fronds, but I believe that a bit more accent would make for an even better image if it were converted to B&W. I'm also thinking that if it were to be seriously considered as fine art that there needs to be a little additional vignetting in all four corners in addition that that which is already there. I've played around with the cropping of this shot trying trying several different compositions, finally settling on this one. It was one of those shots that didn't really have just one option making it a challenge to decide just how I wanted it. At this point you are likely wondering about my color comments. As I was writing I decided I would, just for grins, quickly convert the image to see how it would have looked in B&W. After having converted it, Jan looked at it and said "I like that better", so I decided to leave it that way, without any of the other changes I mentioned should be done. That in fact, is how many of the images come about. I try it one way, then another, and often wind up saving out several versions of the same shot. Then I have to decide which to share which often is not all that easy. So for today, to get off the hook, you get to see both. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/160 sec @ f /11.