Using a quality camera, like Fujifilm X-Pro1, their lenses, or those made by Zeiss, then opening the image using a good Raw converter like Raw Photo Processor, which only works with Apple computers, then going straight into Nik software HDR — even taking just a single image, then on a new layer in Photoshop using Nik software Color Effects Pro, then into Silver Effects Pro to make a black and white. Sounds complicated, but takes about six minutes per image. But, the results can be pleasing to the eye, at least to my eye.
Cantina captured with Zeiss 12mm lens using Fujifilm X-Pro1
Palm on sentry duty along the Colorado River
Long view back to California
Can’t see the football game when the sun is setting unless he holds up his hand