A Black and White World
I recently downloaded the trial version of Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro. I have to say, I like the results. Here is an example:
Here is a color photo I took at Walter Hill Dam in Murfreesboro, TN:
What’s the difference?
Well, I tend to like very contrasty images and silver efex pro seemed to help with that. The contrast in the last is the best, in my opinion. See the trees? The rocks? The waterfall? The building? They are all a little brighter but with out losing the darkness of the image, which I like.
So after downloading the trial version I went out with a black and white frame of mind. I decided to head over to Murfreesboro’s Cannonsburgh Village. What could be better for black and white than historic buildings?
Here’s is what I came away with:
Not to bad, huh? The problem? Silver Efex Pro runs for $199.95…..
I have not paid for the full version, so expect more color from me!
On a side note, I also tried out Nik Software’s Dfine. I really liked the results and it only sells for $99. That would be used for every photo, every time. I think that one may be worth it! I will try out some other noise reduction software first though, I’ll let you know what I find….