This is one of my favourite interior photography images. A picture of bottles of wine in a wall mounted wine rack in a restaurant in Lucca, Italy.
Again I have not recorded what I did to this image in Nik Silver Efex Pro, but I can tell you what I intended for this black and white picture.
Firstly, the colour edit of this image was one of my first attempts at removing things in Photoshop. And cleaning things up within an image.
I decided that rather than be frustrated by not being able to use Photoshop I had to learn, so I worked on some images. It was not as symmetrical as the final edited image looks. I removed some wine bottles which were not complete, and took an age to get this shot properly vertical.
This is in addition to the work I did to the image in Lightroom, mainly things in the basics panel.
So I had a polished portfolio image, which Bryn loved when I showed it him at my portfolio review. The only feedback was to darken the image for the Portfolio submission, which I did.
And then I took the image into Nik Silver Efex Pro.
I chose a preset - apologies I can't remember which one, applied a colour filter, then added a vignette and lens fall off to darken the edges, and finally raised the dynamic brightness to bring out the Centre of the image and draw your eye straight into the middle of the picture.
The fact that I took this some years ago and still keep coming back to it says a lot.
There is little point working for hours in Photoshop on a rubbish image. Concentrate on capturing interesting subjects, making great pictures, and then take them to a higher level.
And keep on practising. I am practising all the time, trying new techniques and ideas, doing different things in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Thanks for reading this post, and I will see you back here tomorrow at 11.
Rick McEvoy Photography Bog
10th August 2016