In Mr. Schoepfle’s Garden, April 2016—5
May 12, 2016
The photographs in this and the next two posts show the result of my playing with the Silver Efex Pro 2 software, which, with the rest of the Nik software collection, recently became free. I knew when I saw these plant stalks that I would need to do something in processing the photographs to accentuate their line quality. I knew the finished photos would have to be black and white, but I didn’t know what else. Some time after I got home I remembered about Silver Efex, which I’d almost forgotten about. After some going back and forth between Silver Efex and Lightroom, I think I at least approximated the feeling I had when seeing these stalks. You can tell the difference between the final processing and the minimal processing in the pair below.