These photographs are the second in my duck-on-ice series. I am amazed at the resilience of mallards and the fact that this female can move along the ice, keep her balance and tolerate the cold. In this post I wanted to talk a bit about bringing out the detail in the frozen lake. The duck was a pretty impressive subject but I wanted to enhance the background to give the photos more interest. I did this by adjusting the Highlights and Shadows in Lightroom. I then used the detail extractor in Macphun Intensify CK. For the B&W I used Tonality Pro; by adjusting the Highlights, Shadows and Mid Tones and using colour filters which effect the tonality, even more detail was brought out.