That Doesn't Look Like A Photo

Challenge #24 in the Technology Enabling Art series. Hosted by ProfHankD.
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The Talking Tree
by bus352
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Originally captured in color. In CS5 I used a combination of curves, levels and contrast to the extreme and wanted to emulate a 'pen & ink' type of image. In Central Park (NYC), this unique tree no longer exists.
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Submitted: Friday, 22nd June, 2012 06:02 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 29th July, 2008
Focal length: 9.7 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
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