Texture is probably the most interesting element of High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging. All right, tone has a lot to do with it also. So, I’ve tried to emphasize both in this image. This barred window looking out into the yard at Fort Macon in North Carolina gave me the perfect balance from extreme light to total darkness in my brackets. I worked with my Nik and Adobe software to get what my eyes actually saw plus a slight vignette to add a little more of a dramatic effect.
And this shot just begged for a monochrome conversion. So, using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, I managed to get this black and white version.