Hmmm. Which way to go with this one. One thing I can promise is that this will be the final edit of this picture. I have already started on the next picture and am excited to publish my next new piece of landscape photography work.
Back to the image on this post, which is the black and white version of the image posted yesterday.
And no digressions today, I promise. Apart from that digression….
This is the process I followed in Nik Silver Efex Pro to produce this image.
I scrolled through the presets. Full Contrast and Structure is the last one in my favourite presets (you can assign favourites so you don’t have to go through all the presets, some of which I have never used – far too funky for me!). . I got down to this preset and that was that. Instant choice. Loving the effect. Preset done and a great start to the production of this black and white image.
My current favourite thing to do. The green filter gave the image a bit of a dreamy feeling, which is what I was, well I cant say looking for, but having seen this effect I can say I was hoping for.
The blue filter made it look completely different. Very very different.
I want the light on the floor and through the trees to be bright. Meaning the rest of the image needs to be dark. Lens Falloff 3 did the job here nicely.
The final piece of my black and white production jigsaw. A big boost of the Dynamic Brightness. 74%. Brightened up everything nicely.
That's it for this image. I have too many new images that I want to work on.
One final bit of housekeeping in Lightroom was to remove some of the edits. I don’t need them all so they just confuse. The two final edits I assigned a 5 star rating, and also a pick flag to be clear.
Oh yes and I went back to the import folder and actually keyworded the images. I have been posting images without keywords recently which is not a good habit to get into.
Tomorrow on my blog I am going straight to the final (colour) edit of another brand new picture of the New Forest. And this image I am liking even more than the one you see above. And the black and white image will follow on nicely on Friday, leading me into picking my image of the week for this week.
Thanks for reading this post, and I hope you are enjoying my new landscape photography work.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Friday 18th November 2016