This is the black and white version of the Portfolio image, which was a re-edit in June 2016.
I really like turning interior photographs into black and white images. It sort of gives them a timeless feel.
Again all I do is scroll down the presets in Nik Silver Efex Pro, and see what I like. I spend as much or as little time as I like on my black and white work, normally only a couple of minutes but if an image requires a bit more attention then that is just fine.
Processing in Nik Silver Efex Pro
Sometimes I stack the images, with the default Neutral conversion at the top, which I quite often choose anyway as the software make such a good job it, and the other preset image below. This works really well in helping me choose the look of the image, especially as I have a decent sized monitor in my office.
For this image I want a natural look, keeping the nice bright natural light. So I chose Push Process. Then changed my mind and went with High Structure Smooth. High Structure Harsh was, well harsh.
Next I increased the Dynamic Brightness to 34%.
The colour filter are always interesting. I chose the yellow filter. For interior photographs the filters give a variety of changes to the image – on this particular picture the blue filter turned all the wood virtually black!
The yellow filter has given the image a bit of a lift. After all I want the image to be nice and bright. This is not a picture for a dark and moody effect.
Or is it…….
Oh go on then – I will produce a dark grungy black and white version which I will post later.
I decided to go with a subtle vignette, Lens Fall Off 1, to make the Centre of the image brighter.
And that is that. Black and white picture of a Dorset kitchen with a sea view done..
Now for the ridiculous version. Check back later for this one…
Oh yes - nearly forgot - here is the colour image.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Wednesday 28th September 2016