Ok this week I was completely outside of my comfort zone. Beyond normal editing in LR and BW conversion in Silver Efex, I never do any other kind of editing. My preference is for natural realism rather than the creative approach.
So this time I loaded my Week 1 entry up to Nik COLOR EFEX (which hardly ever gets used) and worked my way through the presets to find something that looked good with this image.
The preset above is Midnight – I liked the cooler tones and the soft hazy effect, like I am looking at the statue under the light of a full moon. Tweaked the brightness up a smidge as it was quite dark and thats all really.
I did want to add a lighter vignette over top of this but couldn’t figure out how to do it in Color Efex, it kept substituting the second preset and removing the first, and I have been having major computer problems and got tired of trying to beat it into shape so here it is, my Week 3 challenge entry!
All feedback welcome!
Above are my Week 1 and Week 2 images for comparison