For this version of the photograph, I followed a slightly different path. I processed in colour using Phase One Capture 8.
I did convert the background (in PS) to a smart object, and gave some detail to the trees.
The conversion to B&W was done using Nik’s Silver Efex Pro.
For those who want to see both versions, the one I posted yesterday is added below.
Which do you prefer? I know which my preference is, but I am not telling!