Fun with Photoshop

Earlier this week, one of my images from early in my DSLR photography era went viral on one of the sharing sites. It’s a photo taken from Twin Peaks in San Francisco as a winter storm was clearing out to the east.

Here’s that shot:

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It was taken with a Canon 30D and processed several years ago into this color version.

Over the last few days, I’ve been trying some new techniques for black and white conversion in Photoshop, trying to create more interesting images. Here’s a quick version of this same image converted to black and white with a bit of split toning applied in Lightroom.

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Both versions are over the top in terms of drama but are fun to compare and contrast.