Well a tad dark I would say, wondering why this was. Not mentioning the blue color, (I fix it in LR as I always shoot in RAW) Did the whole procedure over again but with the same result. Then it hit me, can take some time when it's 10 degrees celsius below zero and I was freezing. Maybe, just maybe the settings I diled in was from when the flashlight was on the tree and while I was exposing the flashlight only was on the tree about half that time :-) Ahaa there we go, that was the problem and a much lighter picture showed up on the LCD screen on the back of my camera. However now the lightpainting was lost as I had a bit to small flashlight. So I ended up with trying to process the pic above always picturing me it in black and white. But I can's just turn this in to a B&W picture, it would be way to dark. I pushed some of the sliders, exposure, highlight, white, shadows. What makes a black and white pic feel good? I went for the contrast slider in LR and to top it of some blacks and the result you see below. From here you could just drag the saturation slider all the way to the left and you would have a decent B&W photo.
However, my go to software doing B&W conversion is Silver Efex Pro from Nik because of it's diversity.
So there you go, from a photo that is very near the trashcan to a quite nice photo, if I may say it my self.
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