Black and White HDR

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Sometimes simple is better….

I like using NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 for preparing black and white images. Using the bracketed exposures really helps intensify the textures and contrasts within an image. After merging the three exposures -2, 0, and +2 EV I returned the image to Aperture 3 where I applied a B&W setting with a blue filter. Some sharpening and contrast adjustments were applied and a slight vignette was used to finish the image.

8 thoughts on “Black and White HDR

  1. Nick, thanks for sharing this. I’m not into bracketed exposures (yet–it’s a matter of working up the courage) but if using Nik’s HDR Efex can work to process something from a single B&W image, then I’m going to give it a try. I’ve just returned from Rhode Island with some of my (street and storefront) images …

    1. Nancy why not give it a try; you may discover a new way to use NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 in your workflow. I hope you are aware of NIK’s free upgrade for anyone who owns any NIK software. If you haven’t already purchased the NIK suite you can get an additional 15% discount by using the code MOATS. This is a discount my friend Mike Moats of tinylandscapes.com offers.

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