Friday, April 11, 2014

A little beach walk in Black and White...Nik Sliver Efex Pro 2 for conversion

Last Sunday my friend Annette and her husband Steve day tripped to the beach. We met in the afternoon for a couple hours and did some shooting in the brilliantly blue sky, wispey cloud afternoon. Not the best time but we had fun and whenever the light is so bright I always think monochrome conversion. The shadow play on the sand is fabulous with strong lighting. When processing images with Nik Sliver Efex Pro 2, I enjoy using the color filter options like in old film days choosing a red filter to create a dark sky. Catching folks doing what they do interacting with the beach and each other is fun too. Then there is the occasional beach creature like the horse shoe crab which makes a cool subject to play with at the waters edge. So don't run away from the sun, work with it!

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