All posts tagged: HDR Efex Pro 2

Scraggy, Craggy Tree - Silver Efex 1

ReWorking Scraggy and Craggy

For those that have been following me for a while might remember this tree. I took this image on a trip to Daylesford with my daughter.  I first saw it when we were going, and on the way back I stopped to take photos of it.  The image was first posted in June.  I also had a couple of goes workings with it.  The image was a HDR that was processed in Photomatix, and turned into black and white in Photoshop. Since getting Silver Efex Pro 2 from Nik Software I have been playing with it quite a bit, and I thought today it might be fun to try some images, or one anyway, that I had done in black and white previously and do it using Silver Efex. First of all I had to redo the HDR, so this time I used HDR Efex to do the HDR conversion. This is the image straight from HDR Efex, I didn’t do any other processing to it.  I am quite happy with this.  I have tried …

Hot Day for HDR Trials

It is hot here, 38C or 100.4F, in both temperatures that is hot.  With 2 days to go to the official start of summer, it was bound to happen.  Still, I’m not happy about it.  It is too hot to go out and take photos, so I have been going through my photos.  I wanted something cool today.  I wanted to work on some photos that weren’t taken when it was hot. This is a three image HDR created using Photomatix Pro.  The colours are quite natural, though the sky may be a little over done. Here is the same image done with HDR Color Efex.  This image hasn’t worked as well, it is too grey, there isn’t enough tonal range in it.  There are so many more things to play with in this software, and that may be the problem.  I will have to keep playing.  It took me months to work out Photomatix, so I am sure I won’t get HDR Efex overnight. I have to say, that for this image, the Photomatix …

5100 Doing HDR

There are two things I have to try out, you know the first, that is the Nikon 5100 DSLR, and the other is the HDR Efex Pro 2 software from Nik Software.  I have been playing with the HDR software, but only a little.  I decided today to take some still life images with the 5100 and then process them with the HDR software. I wasn’t totally sure how to take bracketed shots, but I used the exposure button, did one at the correct exposure, then one at -1 and a third at +1.  I could have gone further, but I wanted to see what the results were like with those first. This image was taken in my kitchen with the dead roses that I have.  Roses can go really lovely after the water in the vase has dried up and they are just left. As stated earlier, this is done with three images and was processed in Photomatix Pro.  I wanted you to see an image processed in Photomatix, then you can compare the …

Meat Safe

Refrigeration

One of the things I remember most from the house that I showed you yesterday was the fridge.  Here, before I explain, take a look. This area that was covered in is between the two parts of the house.  The water tank was undercover to keep it cool, and hanging next to it is the meat safe. I have a closer image. This is so amazing that this was it and this is how they kept their food.  Meat was put in the meat safe to keep the flies off it.  I don’t know if they put anything else in it.  I don’t know how long the meat stayed in it, bit funny when you think they survived doing this, and yet we are told not to let our meat defrost on the bench.  I grew up with meat being defrosted on the draining board of the sink, never got sick from it, but apparently it is bad for you.  Go figure, our paranoid world and our fear of germs plays such an important part. …