Yesterday I said that the posting of this image (well the colour one) was the last you would see of this image for now.
Apart from the black and white version that is.
I will be brief here.
This is what I did in Nik Silver Efex Pro, the great free software from Google you can get at the following link https://www.google.com/nikcollection/
Fine Art Process worked nicely here, and was quite an easy selection.
Interestingly, none of the filters worked at all. So I went with no filter.
Well I would wouldn't I??
Just a gentle nudge to the right (I originally typed left which would have caused a degree of confusion!) left on the Dynamic Brightness of +19%
My finishing touch of choice. I wanted to give a decent vignette, nice and visible. Lens Falloff 2 did that.
And there we have a nice polished black and white image. And a nice quick edit with not a huge amount done to get such a great effect. Obviously it is easier when you are starting with a good colour image.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Wednesday 30th November 2016