Giewont Black and White

This is final shot of a series of landscapes with Giewont as my subject. I have really liked editing these shots and will definitely be printing them up and getting them framed but not sure where I will hang them. This shot was taken from the other side of the valley from Giewont.


I edited the shot with Silver Efex and used Topaz Lens Effects to darken the sky using a ND Gradient Filter; top half -2 and top quarter -2. I then used a series of local curve adjustments to lighten and darken the image. I added a very light sepia tone to give a bit of depth. I also used to highpass sharpening layers, one with the blending mode soft light for the mountain and a second with a lower opacity and set to overlay for the rest of the image.

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6 thoughts on “Giewont Black and White

    • Thanks for taking the time to comment Vonn, I love sharing my techniques, i think it is the teacher in me always wanting to teach. I am glad you enjoyed the the image.

    • It took about three attempts to get it right, some of the local adjustments were quite strong at first and really darkened the whole image. I am glad you enjoyed the image.

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