This is what I did to the colour image posted earlier in Nik Silver Efex Pro
I don’t often use the neutral preset, but did for this image, giving a nice feel to the black and white version, and a great starting point.
Sometimes the filters just don’t work in an image, like in this shot. No filter applied.
I reduced the overall brightness a lot, -75%
I then increased the Shadow brightness back up a lot to +67%
Next I boosted the Midtones brightness to +31%
And finally I pumped up the Dynamic brightness virtually all the way to +95%
Last thing is the good old vignette. With what I had already done to the image Lens Falloff 1 was just fine.
And do I like this image? No. I prefer the previous version with a better crop.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Thursday 1st December 2016