Nevada City is an amazing place, but you have to be there early to get the place to yourself ! We got lucky, it was ‘off’ season and consequently very quiet , combined with a beautiful morning.
There were so many things to photograph, you could spend a whole lot of time there, but we were headed for Yellowstone, so time was limited sadly. Along with Bodie, California, this is a place I would happily return to time and time again ………. if only !!
Shot on a Canon EOS 40D, polarising filter attached, and mounted on a tripod. Canon 18-55mm kit lens
f22, 1/10 sec, underexposed by half a stop, iso 100. Cloudy WB.
I processed a single RAW file in Photomatix, HDR. Then processed in Adobe Camera RAW, then Ortoned it a little in PS CS3, adjusting Curves/levels, selective colour, etc., plus a bit of dodging and burning.