What a Beautiful Range of Mountains! (Black & White) by Mark Stevens
As I stood at this overlook to Silver Star Mountain across this valley, I found myself capture many an image while soaking in the views and deliciously wonderful cold air. Composing and metering this image was pretty much finding the right balance of mountainside, peaks and clouds and then exposing it in Manual mode. For this image, I decided to try out this “Ansel Adams Look” I’d read about in Jason Odell’s book on Capture NX2. The idea is to work with the LCH editor, making some adjustments, and then use a Black point and White point before converting to black & white. I added a reverse graduated neutral density filter to complete the image.