In sharing my recent black and white photos, I have received a lot of questions about my approach to photo processing. I typically start in Lightroom and finish in Photoshop, using tools like levels, curves, and luminosity masks (a workflow I discuss in detail in my ebook + video course, Black & White Photography: A Complete Guide for Nature Photographers).
Even though I prefer to use Photoshop, it isn't necessary to get good results for less complex photos like this one. I just posted this 32-minute video tutorial on YouTube about taking and processing this photo from Medicine Lake in Jasper National Park. The video includes these topics: field techniques, composition, camera settings, and an overview of the processing steps I took to finish the photo, primarily using Adobe Lightroom.
If you have any questions about the content of the video, please let me know!