This is a view of the Sandia mountains from Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I grabbed this shot last year and it was nice but didn’t have the tonal range I wanted. To create this version, I saved two new versions of the original RAW file, one underexposed by two stops and the other overexposed by two stops. Then I combined the three files as an HDR, using Photomatix. I converted the file to monochrome using Photoshop X2.
Pentax K20D, 1/125 @ F13, 31mm, ISO 100