This is a new version of a previously published picture of a snow blade at the Museum of Transportation, starting with the color version below and converting to monochrome in Nik Silver Efex Pro using a custom split tone preset.
Nik HDR Efex found quite a bit of color. I find that the exaggerated color gives me more to work with in the monochrome conversions.
Lens: Nikkor AF 24-85mm f2.8-4 IF
Camera: Nikon D100
Exposure: ISO 200, 85mm @ f/5.6 @ 1/125s, Auto WB, tripod, RAW
Location: Museum of Transportation St. Louis GPS
Dates: Capture - October 16, 2005, Procesed - November 14, 2010Processing: Lightroom 3, Nik HDR Efex, Nik Silver Efex Pro, Photoshop CS5