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A Tonal Contrast Between Sandstone and Blue Skies (Black & White, Arches National Park) | by thor_mark 
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A Tonal Contrast Between Sandstone and Blue Skies (Black & White, Arches National Park)

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. One of the things I focused on while processing this image was getting a darker sky to contrast the lighter tones of the sandstone and Skyline Arch. I found it added a nice complement of tones for the final image.

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Taken on October 11, 2017