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Amazing Tonal Contrast to an Amazing View of Yosemite Valley (Black & White) | by thor_mark 
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Amazing Tonal Contrast to an Amazing View of Yosemite Valley (Black & White)

One of the many dozen views I captured that Wednesday afternoon in Yosemite National Park. With some of the extra images I captured, it gave me a chance to work with filters and recipes in Silver Efex Pro 2.

 

I know I'd commented with another image on those typical postcard image captures. Another photographer on Flickr had commented that really doesn't matter. Every moment is unique and deserves to be captured. So in that spirit, this image is about a moment in black and white with some post production work done to bring out a rich tonal contrast. One could look across the valley and see the textures and shades of tones in the trees and nearby mountainsides. Above were deep blue skies and some puffy clouds...and yes, a lone contrail.

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Taken on May 4, 2016