Filters for an entirely different feel

Blue Ridge Highway sunset
Blue Ridge Highway sunset, North Carolina | Canon 5D Mark II and 70-200mm f/4L IS lens @ 135mm | Exposed 1/125 sec. @ f/14, ISO 100 | Edited in Nik Color Efex 4

Say what you will about the height of the mountains of the eastern United States.  No, they do not soar to the heights of those in the west, but there’s something rather special about the ridges that color the horizon in blue.  And while I am still finding my footing with Nik Color Efex 4, and would normally find effects like the one above to be “over the top,” I found that for this image, it simply “worked.”  Does it have a “true black” and a “true white?”  No.  Did the 5D Mark II actually produce that much noise, let alone noise that looks like film grain?  No.  Does it matter?  I think that’s up to the viewer.  More to come.

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