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Quiet Day at Cromer

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Registered: June 2013
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My first try to convert a colour picture using NIK Silver effects.
· Date: Wed March 30, 2016 · Views: 311 ·
Keywords: Cromer
Camera Make / Model: Canon EOS400D
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Registered: June 2013
Posts: 1,774
Wed March 30, 2016 8:04pm

Apologies, not in Afghanistan but in Norfolk, UK.

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,729
Wed March 30, 2016 8:47pm

I like this image with the range of toning, clarity of detailing and the flow that is created by the various elements that you have introduced in the setting (i.e the railing, the horizon line, the arc of the restaurant roof).

I really find that the Nik silver effects really work well with images where the natural coloring is muted or close to b&w... that is why I find this effect works particularly well with the images I have taken of polar bears.


Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,850
Wed March 30, 2016 10:35pm

Terrific processing John. A lot of curves and angles all combining well,

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,660
Mon April 4, 2016 11:51pm

Good conversion John. There is lots of fun to be had with nik filters. I rarely use the presets - sometimes one of the two High structure presets but even then just as a starting point. Experiment with contrast filters (which work as with film) and also the colour sliders. In colour FX pro 4 try the Tonal contrast too - quite good in colour but adjust it, even better used in conjunction with silver FX (best used before Sil FX). As usual, experimentation and trying everything is the way to learn this software.

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