I came upon this seemingly discarded chain near the docks while at the Fishermen's Marine Terminal. I saw that this would be a good black and white subject. In color most of this image is rust red. I opted to convert this to black and white and also use a red filter to really bring out the textures evident in the subject. While its not very exciting to look at, I find that this is a good black and white study of texture. After the conversion to black and white and applying the red filtering, I also sharpened this image using a high-pass filter technique that I read about in the February 2013 issue of "Outdoor Photographer" magazine. I think it really gives this image some much needed punch and works to the benefit of the varied textures.

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