A few long exposure beach photos using B+W 10 stop filter processed B&W with Color Efex Pro 4

9 years 11 months ago - 9 years 11 months ago #157514 by Alex
These shots were taking this past weekend in Monterey, CA.

Taken with D700 w/ 24mm with timer, mounted on 3 Legged Thing "Brian" Tripod. Post processing was quickly done with Nik Software's Viveza 2 and Color Efex Pro 4 in Photoshop CS5. I have to say, the new Color Efex Pro 4 has some killer filters and functionality that makes doing this sort of processing a breeze. Yet you have so much control and flexibility. :thumbsup:

ISO 100 | 24mm | f/16 | 40 sec.


ISO 100 | 24mm | f/16 | 47 sec.


ISO 100 | 24mm | f/16 | 37 sec.

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9 years 11 months ago #157517 by KZAM
Nice shots Alex, I would say #1 is my favorite. I have a question about B&W processing in Color Efex Pro 4. Is this the same as Silver Efex Nik also sells? I would be curious what is different in the B&W processing between both of these.

Thanks

Walter

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9 years 11 months ago #157518 by angbrey
Nice shots! I like the second one.

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9 years 11 months ago #157535 by Sawyer
I need to get a 10 stop filter :judge:

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9 years 11 months ago #157539 by stephenpeter
I'd like to see it in colour , any chance?


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9 years 11 months ago #157549 by Lindsey
Oh those are pretty


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9 years 11 months ago #157560 by Eddy
I would have to say #2


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9 years 11 months ago #157570 by CatherineW

KZAM wrote: Nice shots Alex, I would say #1 is my favorite. I have a question about B&W processing in Color Efex Pro 4. Is this the same as Silver Efex Nik also sells? I would be curious what is different in the B&W processing between both of these.

Thanks

Walter


Lovely photos Alex. I would be interested in this answer also.

BTW have you tried any other B&W programs? I see your remarks about your fondness of B&W photography on FB. Just curious if this is your preferred way to process B&W images.

I sent you a PM, please get back with me on that.

Thanks!

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9 years 11 months ago #157575 by klarue

KZAM wrote: I have a question about B&W processing in Color Efex Pro 4. Is this the same as Silver Efex Nik also sells? I would be curious what is different in the B&W processing between both of these.


Hi Walter -

The black & white filter in Color Efex Pro 4 is a basic conversion with some control but overall limited.

Silver Efex Pro 2 is really the acknowledged leading powerhouse black and white tool with wide-ranging control over every facet of the conversion process. Please feel free to download free trials of both products and compare them on your own images .

Hope that helps. Kevin (from Nik)


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9 years 11 months ago #157628 by Jim Photo
I need to experiment more with black and white post processing myself. Thanks for sharing, and btw the last one is my favorite.


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9 years 11 months ago #157629 by Scotty
Great shots alex. How does it compare to the lee big stopper?

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9 years 11 months ago #157660 by Shanna-Marie
Wow! These are Fantastic Alex, Great job!! :)

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9 years 11 months ago #157662 by chasrich
:woohoo: Nice shots... I just spent the past few days processing some greyscale shots. I like editing in B/W. I'm learning that in some ways it is easier and faster than color.

I like number two the best. :judge: :thumbsup: :woohoo:

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9 years 11 months ago #157682 by Missy J
Beautiful work :judge:


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9 years 11 months ago #157689 by robbie
Beautiful conversions,love the effect of the long exposure.Guess that`s not for me since I don`t like
using a tripod but I can admire yours.


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