Is the grittiness deliberate post processing or the way you captured them?
hope there aren't any skelfs.
The "new" thing I was trying is "Silver Effex Pro", so that answers the post-processing question!
It just seemed to me that the pictures were transformed (by the options in the software) into what the scene felt like
, dusty, chaotic, even a bit frenzied, that guy was really operating!
Skelfs??? Something you find in your hair when you scratch??? I'll have to wait for Jeremy to use it to learn a bit more.
Are you trying to send a message about drought and forest destruction with the "dust" ?
I must confess that was not a message I had thought of...I was/am impressed by the way the software took me to a place I never would have managed on my own to create the feeling described above.
Is that cheating when the software claims whatever credit there may be?