Friday Image No. 128


The Roaches in the The Peak District. Three images with the Fuji X-T2 merged in Lightroom to a panorama. Post processing in Nik Silver Efex Pro.
The Roaches in the The Peak District. Three images with the Fuji X-T2 merged in Lightroom to a panorama. Post processing in Nik Silver Efex Pro.

If you have been watching my You Tube channel, you may have seen this image already. It’s 3 images shot with the Fuji X-T2 which were stitched together in Lightroom. I then processed them using Nik Silver Efex Pro and a Film Noire preset. The results looked a little too strong for my taste so I backed off a little and opened some of the rock detail in the foreground a little.

The results were OK but I felt the image processing was a little forced, as though I were searching for something without having a clear starting vision. Then something odd happened. I returned to the image the following day and I really liked it. Now the more I look at it, the more I’m drawn into it.

I hope you like it and have a great weekend.

9 thoughts on “Friday Image No. 128

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  1. Yes, belter. You know that last effort to get to the top? Captures it nicely. And it looks like it’s going to pee it down before he gets down too!

  2. Glorious bold image to my eye. Silver Efex Pro is a treasure trove of pre-sets that I use so often. Black and White is such a supple medium that we can manipulate it to create the type of drama that you have produced here. Too often the purists criticize rich blocked-up blacks but they should look back at the work of Bill Brandt who was a master B&W worker.

    1. Thank you. I don’t understand why but a lot of people seem to have moved away from nik since it became free. Silver efex as you say is excellent and you’re sot on about ensuring there are areas of true black. It does improve the image.

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