Shot 13 of 31 in Black and White October

The talented (x1000000) Neil Kremer posted an image of this staircase a couple days back www.flickr.com/photos/63205119@N04/6232443415/in/photostream. He was wondering....what the hell it was used for.. my best guess is this was for beach access. His awesome HDR got me excited to get up for sunrise and give a B&W a go this morning. With a bit of free time and a nice tutorial from a Nik Software rep at the California Photo Festival for Color Efex I processed this with a ton of contrast...and think I finally found out how the Midnight filter can be useful.

Another dark image in this series but I couldn't imagine a bright B&W for this grungy subject.

Thanks for looking...and for the inspiration to give this a try, Neil!

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