First attempt at black and white

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    This was kind of a test shot to see how the black and white setting looked. I DID compose, wasn't just a snapshot. There was smoke from a wildfire that's been burning for 3 weeks about 250 miles away that gave this foggy look. I think it just looks so interesting. No post processing. Well me what I can do to improve it via photoshop CS2 or the next time I look through a viewfinder.

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    I don't know, maybe it just appealed to me because this street is normally INSANELY busy, and I captured it looking eerie to me. Maybe it's total crap. Any takers for help though? anyone?
     
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    I like the idea, but that 'All You Can Eat' sign is driving me crazy. It's magnetic - no matter what I do that's where my eyes wind up.

    The parallel curves give it a nice flow.
     
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    I noticed the same thing I had to read it and ever since then it just where my eyes go!
     
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    Yeah I hate it. Would it help to clone out the "all you can eat"? I can't do the whole sign but would it help? I wish I could've taken the darn thing down when I was taking the picture.
     
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    Edit: crop and border. No touching the image. I don't really know what to do to work on black and whites.
    I might play with contrast and such later.
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    ugh it centered the trees! It probably just won't work with this location. a shame because it looks so good in the rest of the photo.
     
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    You might try just burning the sign a bit to darken it. The problem may be that it's just too bright compared to the rest of the photo.
     
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    Thanks for that advice. I think it really helped me save the photo. the sign is much less distracting. still distracting, but less so.

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    I also might try to clone out the stray branch reaching into the sky.
     
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    Really I just think the curve of the line of trees puts you where that sign is. I don't think there is anything you can do about it.
     

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