Snake in the Grass

I took this photo several months ago, but didn’t really think too much of it. It was cool finding a snake skin in one of the local cemeteries, but the image was not what I hoped for. Nice bokeh going back down the image into the background, but the colors were all so similar, it just seemed muddy.

For black & white week, I decided to take another stab at this image. Because I use Adobe Lightroom to process my images, I have a little more control over the contrast in an image, especially when converting it to black and white. More on this topic in a post a couple days into the future, but in this example, the software allowed me to take an image with zero contrast and make something bold well defined.

I think this image works as a B&W, and fails in full color. What do you think?

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