Using Nik’s Silver Efex Pro!

We had really great weather last weekend and Sunday after church I decided to drive out west of Houston to a little town called Columbus which sits right near the Colorado river. It’s a little like stepping back in time a hundred years. The beautiful stone work of City Hall sits at the center of this sleepy little town and you can hear the trains coming and going all times of the day and night.

Here is another image taken last Sunday and processed using Photoshop Elements and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro filter. Josh Bradley turned me on to Nik’s plug-ins for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements and though they are a wee bit expensive, the value they provide is exceptional. This image was exported from Lightroom into Photoshop Elements and converted into this old fashioned style in only a few seconds.

Train's a Coming

Train’s a Coming
Copyright © 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon 40D hand-held, EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 30mm, f/16 for 1/20th of a second at ISO 100 on SanDisk digital film. All post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 and in Photoshop Elements using Nik’s Silver Efex Pro filters. Click on the image above for a larger version.

2 thoughts on “Using Nik’s Silver Efex Pro!

  1. Agreed…the Nik filters are fantastic. While I didn’t use them to finish the photo in the link above, I’ve been using the Color Efex Pro for a couple of months now. Heard about them from Moose Peterson and love them.

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