May 28th, 2011, 07:19 AM
I find Nik Silver Efex does a great job with photos from my IR converted Sony W50 camera. They come out looking pretty red, but after a bit of structure slider and contrast adjustment, the end result is this:
Until last week, I had never done a straight conversion from the camera. I always got the IR look in Photoshop and then used Nik. The problem with that was a lot more noise. I'm going to be shooting a lot with my IR camera now I know this! :)
Of course, Nik does a great job with photos from my other cameras too!
This is from the GRD III - structure slider, contrast and vignette:
And this is one from the NEX-5 - similar process to above:
May 28th, 2011, 07:22 AM
I love this shot:
May 28th, 2011, 12:48 PM
Thanks! It seems to be a crowd-pleaser.
It was a result of playing around with the Raynox M250 thread-on magnifier lens, which mounted directly to the Voigtländer 75mm f2.5 lens I'd brought. Shooting wide open at f2.5, the combination gave a minuscule depth of focus. When I got back to my computer and looked at it larger (27" iMac), I was amazed at the layers of focus and bokeh. I was able to lighten up the base using control points in Silver EFex Pro.
May 31st, 2011, 04:04 PM
Each of these is beautifully done, James. Forgive me, I think I've been calling you Jimmy sometimes, due to your "handle". That first one in IR is very cool with the woman clad in stripes, the dog and that bridge span. The close up of the water droplets is lovely, but I think your last one is my favorite from this group.
May 31st, 2011, 04:20 PM
I'm hoping that Nik will release an update fixing the problem where the frames crop your photos.
May 31st, 2011, 04:23 PM
Me, too, Andrew!!
I do like the frames, such as this one you've chosen but sometimes I'm too much of a "stickler" to allow it to eat away at my picture.
There's a lovely softness to this closeup. Black and white has so much to offer. Beautifully seen and done, Andrew.
May 31st, 2011, 09:09 PM
For those who did not see this on the Costa Rica thread.
May 31st, 2011, 10:41 PM
May 31st, 2011, 10:43 PM
June 30th, 2011, 11:25 PM
Processsed first with Nik HDR then with Silver Efex
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