Mills Lake Monochrome
With its long winter coat of ice receding, and the snows of spring abating, a beautiful mountain lake reveals itself anew.
Featured High Peaks:
Extreme Left (summit out of frame): Longs Peak (elevation 14,259 ft / 4,346 m)
Center: "Keyboard of the Winds" (~13,600 ft / 4,145 m)
Center-Right: Pagoda Mountain (13,497 ft / 4,114 m)
Right: The Spearhead (12,575 ft / 3,833 m)
Extreme Right (summit out of frame): Chiefs Head Peak (13,579 ft / 4,139 m)
Lake Elevation: 9,940 ft / 3,030 m
Image Captured: May 22, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park
The image was made using a Canon EOS 5D Mark III digital body and a Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm/2 ZE lens, tripod mounted. From one base exposure (0 stops) made at f/8, 1/800 second, and ISO 100, six additional exposures (at -3, -2, -1, +1, +2, and +3 stops) were derived using multi-RAW processing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. All seven exposures were then exported and combined in Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 to maximize dynamic range, with the resultant single color image edited back in Lightroom. The black and white conversion was then done in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, with the image reimported into Lightroom for final editing.
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