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Old 12-20-2018   #1
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Just playing around with different effects.

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Old 12-21-2018   #2
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This effect fits the bottom image, which gives it a spooky look. However, the overall blackness in the top image didn't do much for me because it hid too much of a subject that very much wants to be seen. I therefor rotated the hues 180 degrees and then flipped the tonal values, black for white, in tone curves. This restored the hues restored to their original places on the color wheel. The result gave me too much white instead, so while still in tone curves, I pulled the middle downward a fair amount, with an especially steep downward slope at the (new) highlight end and adjusting the whole curve to maintain its concave-up character throughout the entire tonal range. I especially like how the flame pattern in front of the rear wheel turned out. Result below.
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