Landscape Photography – The Old Sugar Mill Grayscale

Here’s another landscape image taken early last year using an old Rebel XT and an EF 17-40mm f/4L lens. I processed the first entirely in Lightroom using the high-contrast grayscale conversion routine outlined in Scott Kelby’s Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 book for Digital Photographers and finished it off in Noise Ninja.

Since I started out shooting B&W over 30 years ago, processing images like this really bring back some memories. One of the best (and most thoroughly used) reference books I’ve ever read on B&W imagery is Natural Light Photography by Ansel Adams. I got my hardcover edition of this book in 1976, the same year I bought my first SLR. Every few years I’ll sit down and reread this timeless classic. Every photographic principal and technique Ansel Adams described in this 1952 book remains true today.

The Old Sugar Mill Grayscale

The Old Sugar Mill
Copyright © 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon Rebel XT tripod mounted, EF 17-40mm F/4L USM at 17mm, f/9 for 1/50th of a second at ISO 100 on SanDisk digital film. All post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 and Noise Ninja. Click on the image above for a larger version.