An opportunity to walk the Great Wall is not one to pass up. Last year while in China as part of an education project, I was asked to lead a photo walk on the Great Wall. Cool!!

The day was intermittently overcast and cloudy, which of course always makes for more interesting skies. The wall is a dull brownish grey, which unfortunately blended in all-too-well with the surrounding greenery. The original color photo is a bit m’eh, but a little black and white magic goes a long way.

If you’re a Silver Efex Pro II user, feel free to download the custom preset I made, called “Slovenian Mist”—named such because the first time I created and used it was for this photo from Slovenia (how very odd… I can’t find the photo I’m referring to, so I guess I never posted it! OK, that’s tomorrow’s post decided, then!).

Great Wall of ChinaGreat Wall of China @ May 2010 | Canon EOS 5D Mk II & 50mm ƒ/1.2L @ ISO 1600, ƒ/14, 1/50

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