Friday Image

Friday Image No.195


The Peak District, Nikon D800, Nikon 16-35 at 30mm, 1/3″ at f/18.0. Kase Wolverine 0.9 Soft ND Grad, Tripod.

I’ll start with an apology that I haven’t posted to the blog this week. I’ve been out taking photos (that’s what I’m supposed to do after all) and working on the Lenscraft website.

If you follow my YouTube Channel you will already have seen todays Friday Image. I won’t make any apologies for this though as I really like the shot. I’ve wanted to photograph this scene with heather for some years, but I never seem to time it quite right. This year is probably the best I’ve managed, but the heather isn’t brilliant, probably because of all the dry weather we had earlier in the year.

If you haven’t seen my video showing the processing of this shot and you’re a Nik Collection user, it’s worth watching (but I would say that). I do everything in Color Efex Pro, just to demonstrate the potential of the filters.

Now that I think about it, I probably need to reprocess the photo using more tools.

Have a great weekend.

4 comments

  1. I watched and studied your YouTube video regarding this shot using NIK filters. You have really mastered the NIK software and have the unique ability to teach others how to use these valuable tools. I have used NIK for years, but must admit that your detailed explanations have boosted the value of those tools for me. I hope you continue to “unlock” the somewhat hidden power that NIK provides through more videos. I encourage others to watch and learn from you and let’s not forget Dxo for rescuing this software from the ash heap. I hope they continue to advance it. It’s no longer free but the small price is worth it.

    1. Thanks for the positive feedback John. I love the Nik Collection tools and I’m very thankful that DxO has given them a new lease of life. There are more videos coming as well as a new series explaining Affinity Photo which will start in October all being well.

  2. Hello

    You have very recently detailed the editing of this image in a video (Bitesize Nik Tutorials) under the title “Make Your Landscapes Pop…”.
    And actually it’s really worth watching this video.

    It is only a pity that I do not have these beautiful rocks in my garden…
    André

    1. Thank you. I’m pleased you liked the video. I’m also pleased you like the rocks in the video. They are typical of the area near where I live. I used to think they were ugly at one time but I have completely changed my mind and agree with you.

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