Posted in Black & White, Landscapes, tagged B&W, black and white photography, landscape photography, nature photography, ontario, photography, photoshop plugins, rivers, silver effects, stock photography, waterfalls on February 12, 2013 |
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Autumn on the Oxtongue River near Dwight, Ontario
One last post before heading off to Port Antonio, Jamaica for a week and a half of sun, fun, and of course photography too :) I am planning on visiting a couple of lovely waterfalls, a hike in the Blue Mountains, and of course assorted bird life and reptiles as well.
Lately I have been using Nik Software’s Silver Effects II software to convert some of my river / waterfall images captured over the last year or so into B&W photos. Often I am finding that I like the B&W versions just a little bit more than the color one. I guess I will have to try my hand at some tropical B&W images upon my return.
Please remember to click on the images to see the larger, sharper versions and leave a quick note letting me know which is your favorite and why.
Take care folks.
See ya soon!
High Falls on the Muskoka River, Bracebridge, Ontario
Details at Magpie Falls, Wawa, Ontario
Autumn along the Magnetawan River, Emsdale, Ontario
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Posted in Black & White, Landscapes, Software Solutions, tagged black & white effects, black and white photography, landscape photography, nature photography, ontario, photography, photoshop plugins, stock photography, topaz labs on August 31, 2011 |
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Beamer Falls, Grimsby, Ontario
After reading Denise Ippolito’s blog today announcing the release of the new photoshop plugin from Topaz Labs called Black & White Effects I downloaded the software and immediately began using it on several images to familiarize myself with the interface and found that I particulary liked how it performed on some of my images from last spring, as I made my way around several of the waterfalls found along the Niagara Escarpment near Hamilton and Grimsby. For most of my B&W conversions I use Nik Software’s Silver Efex and absolutely love the results, but with the release of Black & White Effects I now have another tool in my image optimization toolbox.
Devil’s Punch Bowl, Hamilton, Ontario
Grindstone Creek, Waterdown, Ontario
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Posted in Creative Visions, Impressions in Nature, Landscapes, tagged B&W photography, black and white photography, creative visions, flowing water, landscape photography, nature photography, ontario, photography, stock photography, waterfalls on October 26, 2010 |
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Recently I have been revisiting some older photographs and converting them to black & white using Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro. I absolutely love the control I have over the images when converting them. Being able to fine tune the images like an old-time master dodging and burning in the darkroom. I presently have a fondness for how some of my water detail images and waterfalls have turned out and thought that I would share a few of them here. Some of the images are straight B&W converts with some adjustments made to structure and contrast while others such as the first and second images have had toning applied for creative effect. If you haven’t tried this software yet, I highly recommend you give it a try…and go with the flow.
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