"It's amazing to me how the most brilliant of details can be retained, such as the lanterns on this rainy night in Florence (photo below). I tend to bracket manually and double-check the camera display to make sure I've captured enough detail throughout the scene."
"I ended up liking this image converted to black and white rather than color," says Deb. "It seemed to enhance the texture, light and shadow within the image. HDR can work for a variety of subjects, enhancing the image beautifully. Nik HDR Efex Pro for easy HDR processing, and for black and white conversion, Nik Silver is just exquisite. I use it for all my black and white images, especially infrared."
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