Saturday, December 24, 2011

Black and white Black Hills

If you've looked around this blog much you know I don't often shoot black and white photos. Once in a great while something jumps out at me that begs for the monochromatic treatment and this day in the Black Hills was one.

After the first big snow of the year the sun popped out on this morning near Hill City. A wind began whipping the fresh snow off the trees and creating incredible light streaks through the forest. It was another one of those scenes that I couldn't just drive by, I had to shoot it.

Black and white conversion was done in the Photomatix HDR process, with a tiny bit of tweaking in Photoshop.

5 comments:

Tim said...

Very nice!

Friar Tuck said...

awesome pic. I am going to add you to my blogroll. Just moving to South Dakota.

Chad Coppess said...

Thanks for reading guys and the comments. Welcome to South Dakota Friar Tuck.

Friar Tuck said...

Can I use this picture on the cover of our church bulletin

Chad Coppess said...

Certainly Friar! If you need a higher resolution version, email me at chad.coppess @ state.sd.us.