Archive for Nik Color Efex Pro4

Quick, Follow That Butterfly

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 14, 2014 by johnbuckley100

Leica M, 21mm Summilux, ND filter, Color Efex Pro4.


Determining The Best Among Three Similar Images

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 27, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Three pictures of essentially the same image, taken at different times, but with the same camera and lens (Leica M, 35mm Summilux).  The first is, to our eye, by far the best, but flawed by the fact that in the lower right hand corner, you can see Porta-potties and a dumpster.  Still, we love those clouds, the colors as processed in LR5 and Nik Color Efex Pro 4.

Ferris 1 (1 of 1)


Here we try to get the same shot, but without the flaws.  Alas, the sky was not nearly as dynamic.  Processed in LR5 and Nik Viveza (mostly to reduce brightness.)

Ferris 2 (1 of 1)


Finally, we have this one.  Same evening as the one above, hence no clouds.  But at least the dumpster and bathrooms aren’t visible.  Processed as above.

Ferris 3 (1 of 1)


Hard to say which is best, except clearly the clouds make the first one pop.  But I also like the third one.  And, uh, the second… And click on any of the three to see a series of vignettes taking place among the people who — even standing precariously and shooting handheld at, like, 1/12th of a second — you can clearly see enjoying themselves in the fairground crowd.

Sun Returns To D.C.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 31, 2012 by johnbuckley100

Leica M9, Noctilux.  Loving the use of Color Efex Pro 4 filters — this one’s called Fuji Velvia.

Lest That Damn Frankenstorm Have Any Designs On Us…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 28, 2012 by johnbuckley100

You know, it’s Halloween on Tuesday… Give us a break.  Leica M9, Noctilux wide open, light wash in LR, a rinse in Color Efex Pro 4, slightly warming it and adding film grain.

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