The starting image is the usual horrible looking RAW capture; and if you looked at this image, you would think that there is no hope.
The first step is to get rid of the colour cast, using a DNG profile I created for use in Lightroom: giving this as my new starting image for post processing.
Following the colour cast correction, I made a round trip to Photoshop-CC and used a couple of tools:
- SilverEfex Pro II to do the base conversion to B&W;
- Use of both TKAction and Lumenzia luminosity masking tools to bring out some localised tonal quality;
- Use of Flaming Pear Flood to accentuate the reflections in the creek;
- Finally returning to LR for some tweaks.