Power of Black & White #3

Coastal Sand Dunes
Florence, Oregon

One of the biggest challenges when converting a color image to black and white is managing the contrast, especially for images with low contrast in the midtones. This photograph was made under early morning light and the color version has gentle pastel colors and tones. Originally, I converted this using Lightroom Classic, but setting the black and white points completely changed the feel of the picture. Enter Silver Efex Pro which has different processing "under the hood" and tools to better manage midtone contrast. Using Silver Efex I was able to make this conversion, which is more faithful to the original feeling of the light.