I haven’t done much photography this week due to the lockdown and weather (again). We had storm Christoph blow in with continuous rain for three days, which then turned to snow on Wednesday night. That was also when our cellar flooded with 6 inches of water coming up through the floor. I spent that evening trying to empty it with buckets. As a rough calculation I carried 450 gallons of water out of the cellar.
Given the lack of photography, I’m back to processing old images. Here is one I shot in January 2019 using the Fuji XT2 and Fuji 18-135 lens. It’s a handheld exposure of 1/58” at f/9.0 and ISO800.
I did the RAW processing in Capture One where I also converted it to black and white using one of the Portrait presets. I then applied a faint toning effect using Nik Silver Efex Pro and a glow in Color Efex Pro. I quite like the trees on the left of the frame, and it’s given me some ideas for processing other images to black and white.
Affinity Photo News
The other news this week is that Serif has launched another 90 free trial of their software as well as having a 50% discount. This is a superb offer if you haven’t already purchased Affinity Photo or any of their other software. I checked but unfortunately, I already have everything except for an overlay pack and a T-shirt.
Continuing the Affinity Photo theme, this week’s YouTube video looks at how to enhance or even add mist to a landscape photo. And although I demonstrate using Affinity Photo you can use the same techniques with Photoshop or even Elements. I demonstrate two methods. One uses only Affinity Photo with a Levels adjustment whilst the other uses Affinity Photo and Nik Color Efex Pro.
I hope you like the image and video and have a great weekend.