New Life to an Old Image

Don't you just love when you come upon an old image from several years ago, and using the tools available to us today, you give it a new life? This is exactly what happened with this image. I was sorting through some of my photographs from the southwest and I came upon this image. I brought it into Lightroom and opened up the shadows in the rock range in the background, then I brought down the highlights in the sky ever so slightly. I then went into Photoshop where I converted it into black & white, using Nik Silver Effects. Though the color image is beautiful, I decided to represent this, as I have not seen, in black & white. I then did a levels adjustment to boost the contrast slightly. Lastly, I sharpened it in Photoshop. And here you have, Early Morning Mesa Arch. Enjoy!