Nice result Flick ...
@FlickColeman that's a fine image
Many thanks Terry (@el48tel) and Don (@AiDon). Glad you liked it.
here is the straight out of the camera image so you can see why I decided on B&W
Really nice result. Has a very Van Gogh feel to it if he'd worked in charcoal & pencil.
Did you use the plug-in version of BW Effects 2 or what's in Topaz Studio?
you made the right call
the plug-in version of B&W Effects 2 - I still do most of my images outside of Studio as I start the majority of them with no preset and build one up for that image then delete it
That is a wonderful looking image.
Something to be said for treating each image as an individual and unique entity -- but having said that there's money to be made from the sales of "My summer presets", "My night photography presets" -- need I say more?