Sunrise At Indian Woman Mound

Sunrise At Indian Woman Mound

Several weeks ago, I posted the color image of this scene and the image was well received. At the time of the exposure, I knew that I would want to convert the image to black and white because of the details evident in the clouds. So here it is with a short note about the conversion.

I am falling in love with Topaz B&W Effects 2. This is the third image in the past week or so, that I have converted and 'given the treatment'. Although I still have Nik Silver FX Pro 2 in my arsenal of software, there is a difference between the two that I have not been able to quite put my finger on. I like them both and feel that each has its place, but I tend to prefer the Topaz for images that have a smoother look to the scene and that were taken under low light conditions. The image was processed in LR4 before sending to Topaz, then back to LR for final tweaks. Hope you enjoy this one.