I captured this image yesterday while on a scouting trip in Limon, Colorado. Those of you who follow The Image Doctors podcast probably know that I’ll be co-leading a photo workshop there in September.
This image was a quick, hand-held HDR bracket (7-shots ±3EV total) that I got with my Nikon D3s and 24-70mm f/2.8 AFS G lens. I merged six of the exposures in HDR Efex Pro and created the black and white effect there. I also added a mild black vignette effect directly in HDR Efex Pro. The final image was sharpened in Capture NX2.
If you’re interested in black and white, don’t miss my Mastering Silver Efex Pro 2 online workshop Saturday, August 13th. I still have spaces available and it’s a live, interactive presentation.