20 October 2013

More Than 50 Shades of Grey

The topic in our camera club at the last meeting was Black and White photography, something I've been interested in for many years. In my younger days I had a darkroom where I developed films and prints. Of course nowadays it's much easier to do with digital camera settings and computer software. My daughters gave me NIK software last Christmas to do HDR pictures. Imagine the surprise Google gave me recently (Google bought out NIK), when they presented me with complementary upgrades to the entire range, including this little gem:

Silver Efex Pro 2
This is the program you use to manipulate monochrome images. It's amazing what you can do with it. I went through my Archives and converted some of my photos.

Rainforest walk at Paronella Park, Innisfail

Waterfall at Paronella Park, Innisfail

The old Barn

Brig O'Doon, Ayr, Scotland

Scene from the Sunlander

Dog, Hunter Valley