From One, Many — No. 1

Original, as shot

DxO Photo Lab processing

And from there . . .

Additional processing, Nik Color Efex Pro 2 and Lightroom CC

The above is what I would consider as my “finished’ color version; what I would typically post on the blog and send to SmugMug.

Below, is the B&G&W version I would post and send to SmugMug if I were doing a B&G&W Gallery.

Nik Tools Silver Efex Pro 2

. . . then comes the playing around with various Topaz Lab Plugins and Topaz Studio 2, and On1 Photo Effects 10.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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Odd guy with odd views living an odd life during odd times.
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14 Responses to From One, Many — No. 1

  1. mvschulze says:

    Great capture to play with!!!! M :-)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. oneowner says:

    Silver Efex mut be at least 10 years old and still, it’s one of the best conversion tools available. Nice shot, E.


    • disperser says:

      To be fair, I started with the adjusted image (from DxO). The results are different if using the original.

      But still, yes. I just hope people grabbed the free version of Nik Tools while they were still free. I provided links and stuff on a few posts and still I don’t think many people listened.

      As far as post-processing a photo, Nik Tools rank up there and it’s not like the “upgrades” by DxO did much to improve the functionality of the tools. Only now you have to pay for them.


  3. AnnMarie says:

    Gorgeous photo subjects and excellent processing to create a real color-filled treat! Love that last color-full one!!!


    • disperser says:

      Thanks, Ann.

      There were many variations I liked but I was running out of time and one of the annoying things with those tools is that you can’t save interim work. Meaning, if I like a look and want a copy, I have to save and exit and then go back in, whereas what I really want is to save at a certain point, but then keep making other changes. And do more saves when I hit versions I like.

      Anyway, it’s still fun.


  4. the One AND the Many are all beautiful to me!
    And I enjoy seeing your process and how you create so many different, yet all beautiful, images!


  5. PS…the photo now looking like a painting is always cool to me!


    • disperser says:

      Yeah, I’ve not done many of those recently. It always seems like I go all out on something, get bored with it, and then it drops by the side of the road I travel until I come across it again.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. seekraz says:

    Looks like a great place to be.


    • disperser says:

      Well, I was on a cruise ship, so it depends on what you mean. As in out in the wilderness: yes. As in on a cruise: yes. But for two different reasons.

      What I liked about that cruise is that I got to see and photograph unspoiled scenery without having to wait for people to get out of the frame. In that regard, it’s the same as being at the cliff edge of the Grand Canyon . . . not many people get in front of you to spoil the shot.

      Ideally, it would’ve been nice setting foot ashore; when I see hills and mountains, I always get the urge to go up and see what’s on the other side . . . but then other humans would have swarmed all over the place.


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