Between this winter that will not end, my work schedule, training for the Boston Marathon and helping to prepare for my oldest son’s wedding coming up at the end of April, I have not had many opportunities to get out and shoot. So the “photography time” I have available has been spent in going through my Lightroom archives – something I truly love to do. Finding hidden gems — those images I originally overlooked – is one benefit, but it also gives me a chance to see things differently. This is an example of the latter.
This image was shot in an abandoned ranch back in 2012 in central Nevada. I originally processed it in HDR. The decision was a stylistic one since the entire set from this ranch presented best as an HDR series. At least I thought so at the time. This time through, however, I saw this image differently. This time it screamed “black and white” to me.
It was processed in Nik SilverEfex Pro from a single RAW file. By way of comparison, here is the JPG version of the original RAW: