This is the black and white version of the crop of the image I posted yesterday. And the last version of this picture, if not the last picture from this location.
Firstly, this is what I did to the image in Nik Silver Efex Pro to produce this image.
Fine art Process was an instant choice. As ever, nothing scientific, I just liked the effect the preset had on this image.
I started with the blue filter. I changed it to green, which brightened things up a lot. I wanted the light elements within the picture to be just that.
60%. I like playing with this slider. I slide all the way to the ends, left and right. And settled for a 60% boost.
My finishing off adjustment. I went with Lens Falloff 2. Lens Falloff 3 was just too much. I changed this too back to Lens Falloff 1. The went back to Lens Falloff 2.
I know. This picture really has got me tinkering far too much.
And that was it done. I was starting from a good place with a fully edited colour image.
And this black and white image I like rather a lot.
Tomorrow on my blog a brand new image.
I have spent far too long working on this picture of the New Forest – it was the streaks of light that I captured that I wanted to work on. But now I am done. This is the final version of the image that I am going to produce.
I keep on forgetting all this new work is going to be revisited when I have mastered luminosity masks – these new images are prime contenders for this treatment. So something to look forward to in the coming months!
That’s all from me for today – please call back tomorrow for a brand new autumnal picture of the New Forest. And don’t forget my Hampshire page which you can get to at www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/hampshire-photographer where you can see a recent collection of pictures of Hampshire.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Tuesday 22nd November 2016