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PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213)
Not sure what type of animal this is. The skull, from nose to the back of the head was probably about four inches. There wasn't much color to begin with in this picture, so I think making it a black and white really enhanced the contrast and added a bit of a morbid feeling to the picture.

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PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213)
brightness/contrast
Edited by:Klapaucius Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 14] (92)

I adjusted and played with the brightness and contrast of the image, until I reached something which I thought interesting enough and worthy enough to post here, as a comparison to the original image by Brian.

By decreasing the brightness and decreasing the contrast, the image is darker which I think suits the subject, and some details in the skull's shape become more noticeable.

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PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213)
photoshop
Edited by:PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213)

brightness, contrast both down a bit. Richard-- I tried lowering the brightness of my photo as you suggested, but I don't like the results. Much detail in the grass and other bones around the edges have been lost because they are too dark. I don't think the skull in the original photo was too bright--parts of it were white, yes, but the skull was actually white. I used auto-levels before I posted the original, and as always played with it a bit myself to make sure it was okay -- but in the end, I used the auto-levels setting. If you think I made it too dark, or if you think you could better show me what you mean, please do a workshop so I can learn. Thanks much!