This last week has been interesting, since downloading the trial version of Silver Efex Pro 2 from Nik Software, well I am finding myself addicted to it. I love the effects you get with the images. I know that the image on my rework Friday is going to be done using it, you knew that didn’t you? Remember a couple of weeks ago I got up really early to go to Point Lonsdale, really early. Then I went over to Barwon Heads. I took the above image then. I haven’t shown it before, as I didn’t think it was that interesting. It is nice, but not really great. I had already processed it as a HDR in Photomatix Pro, as I have with all the images today.
Then I started to wonder how it would look if I processed it in Silver Efex.
Then I thought I would do an image that I took last Saturday when I was there with Suzzanna. This image was taken with my Nikon D300s, using bracketed shots. All the images today were done with the Nikon.
I really liked the clouds in this, and one day I might see if I can get a lot more out of them.
Black and white can really add a lot more drama to an image, especially when you don’t need colour in the image. I don’t think the colour is necessary here and I am more than happy with the black and white, though I would like to do more work to the clouds. I will leave that for another time as well.
I am finding the option of colour and B&W quite interesting. I like the presets in Silver Efex. I hope those who haven’t tried it have downloaded a trial version to try it.
Bags, Bags, Bags
The quest continues, but I believe it might be over. After so many of you said how good Tamrac bags were, I sent them an email, and can you believe, they emailed me back. So I emailed them again, and I got another response. That is what you want to see in a company. They recommended the Expedition Range.
One of the biggest questions about the bags was whether or not they were available in Australia, so I looked up distribution on their website and was lead to C.R.Kennedy & Co, and yet another email to them this morning. Then I was even more pleasantly surprised to receive a phone call. We discussed what I was looking for, and now negotiations are under way for a Tamrac Expedition 7. I am so happy, it is so nice to work with a company that has really good customer service.
If you are in Australia, then don’t hesitate to contact C.R.Kennedy & Co for details on where you can also find and purchase Tamrac bags.