Time Gone By

Homage to A Time Gone By
Homage to A Time Gone By

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I wanted to try something a little different with these bridge images. I decided to take them into Nik Siver Efex Pro and see what might come from that. I first used my -2, 0, and +2 EV bracket set to create a HDR image in NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 which I then adjusted for exposure and tone mapped it. I returned it to Aperture 3 where I made a few adjustments to saturation, vibrance and detail slider before doing my final sharpening. After doing that I took that image into NIK Silver Efex Pro where I used the antique preset to create the image above.

Light at the End of the Tunnel
Looking Back To An Earlier Time

For the image above I followed essentially the same process, bracket set to HDR then back to Aperture for some adjustments and finally into NIK Silver Efex Pro where I applied the neutral preset and chose the Agfa 400 film look along with a little red filter to finish it

11 thoughts on “Time Gone By

    1. Thanks Karen that is an interesting observation; the shadows on the bridge really change throughout the day sometimes they are strong and heavy while at other times they feel as if they are feathers floating in space.

  1. I like both of these. If I was printing to sell, I prefer the top picture. I find that pictures that have a look of a painting, or other than a straight picture, will sell better. I often add a touch of photoshop
    poster influence which always draws more comments. This may say more about my sales location than the offering. I would be happy to sign my name to either one. Mickey

    1. Thanks for the comment and observation. I too think the sepia image probably has more market appeal. I think people would be more likely to purchase it than the more structured image though I like them both for different reasons.

  2. Absolutely wonderful photo. Great technique with the HDR as well. Not too much, but just the right amount to really bring out the necessary details otherwise missing.

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