by Mike Boening
The chains near the Golden Gate Bridge are not only large but very intimidating when shot up close. They can unleash feelings of power and solitude for the many years they have withstood the weather and elements. The chains with their natural rust finish looked great when I first loaded them to process, but after more consideration they looked like any other old chain, so I switched to the black and white version. It was processed through Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 software with the initial default setting and than tweaked to bring the structure and more of the blacks out. Once completed it went back to Aperture for a very small vignette touch of black.
The image was taken with a Nikon D7000 and a 24-70 Nikkor lens f2.8. ISO 100, f5.6 and 1/125 shutter speed.