For quite a while now I have spent some time on working on photos that I took in summer. And there are some that I took off the boat while we tried to get into Berlin by boat (not possible to get to the centre with all the sights, mind you), and in order to get there, we had to cruise several canals that took us past some industrial areas. I played with some in PS, this way and that way, testing out ever so many things, in an attempt to give them a bit of a gritty feel. I could have gone all black and white with a tint (or without) but for a change went for this partial desaturation. Does it work? (I post the "first edition" (not the out-of-camera original) as a small pic underneath and would please ask you to tell me if any other treatment might have been more successful here, ok?) 1a 1b 2a 2b 3a 3b 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b Some of you are so good at capturing the urban feeling, the grittiness of such places - I feel I cannot get close, however much I try. What can I do?