I saw this stone bench all dappled in sunlight and shadows and thought it had potential to be converted to black and white. Yes I also took advantage of the NIK sale and bought the WHOLE suite for US $149 – I was intially going to purchase Silver Efex and Viveza which was going to cost that much anyway, so I was happy to get the other products included 🙂
Because of my horrible cold this is the first time I have had a real play with it, the above image was processed in Fine Art Process first, a couple of overbright spots were toned down a bit, added a slight vignette and then Agfa 400 film grain just for a touch more texture.
Not usually a fan of film grain but this image works with the texture of the stones. Didn’t get this into this month’s challenge unfortunately but I had fun composing the image in my head while shooting and then working through to completion. This is pretty much what I imagined 🙂
Shot on the 7D with 17-55mm lens at 17mm, ISO100, F5.0 at 1/100 sec handheld and intially processed in LR4 before running through Silver Efex