In the last few days I’ve finally got round to loading Nik software including the superb Silver Efex Pro 2 and having seen some of the results I don’t understand why it took me so long to take the plunge.
I’ve re-visited a number of B&W conversions, of which this is one, and found an interpretation that is so much better than anything I had achieved previously.
This was taken back in 2005 on my first digital compact. I was on the second day of the Climbers’ Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt and we had set out before dawn from the Albert Premier Refuge on the edge of the Glacier du Tour, crossed the Col supérieur du Tour and were now heading over the plateau to the Cabane d’Orny and from there down into the Val Ferret to La Fouly. It was a beautiful morning as you can see, but less than three hours later we were soaked by a violent thunderstorm. Fortunately by that stage we were well on our way to the valley floor.