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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.
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”
HDR just takes things up a notch. Brilliant photos that take you in.
It is interesting how HDR even works with monochrome too. Thanks for the comment LBT.
Lovely yet powerful! Reminicent of photography that recorded history!
Those strong shadows are beautiful.
The feeling I get from these: if I moved into the space of the bridge I’d be able to feel those shadows move over my skin.
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.
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
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.
Excellent! Especially loving the second image, dynamic!!
Thank you Phyllis, I like working with these images in black and white it really brings out the character of the structure.
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.
Thank you Brian that is what I wanted to accomplish by using HDR as the basis for this conversion to B&W.