Dear Reader (2019-04-28),
I know the golden rule of social media is to only show completed work. But hey, it’s my website, my rules. Today I have 4 versions of the same image for you. The photo was captured on Friday’s 2 hour tour. In process order, the images are as follows:
1 – This is the original raw image out of Lightroom with absolutely nothing done to it – not even a colour profile was applied. The light was flat, and the image was captured using a tripod from the side of the road. As per normal for my Nikon D7100, the focus is good, the colours are a little pale, and everything looks soft.
2 – The photo has been cropped, a colour profile has been applied, and various adjustments have been made. It’s now not a bad image at all, and it gets 4 stars on the spd scale.
3 – You know what? This is a perfect image for a black and white treatment. I did what I could within Lightroom. Like my other B&W digital photos processed in Lightroom, the tonal range is there but the whites aren’t quite right, and the texture isn’t quite there. The image remains a 4.
4 – A week ago or so friends we hadn’t seen for a long time came by for food and drink. The meal and conversation were lovely. R has taken to photography, and he some stunning images. We started to babble, and he talked about a world previously unknown to me. There are Lightroom plugins. One collection of plugins is called the “Nik Collection” from DXO, and one of the 7 plugins from that collection is “Silver Efex Pro 2”. Thank you R. OMFG!
What do you think?