For a project I'm tentatively calling "Dark City", I established a processing workflow. So far I've been using it only on cityscapes, but I thought the muted jewel tone color transformation might work on some natural landscape. This series is my first experiment. The processing steps: single image tone mapping in Nik HDR Efex, levels adjustment in Photoshop CS5, tweak in Nik Vivenza, crop in Lightroom 3 and apply a small amount of glow in Nik Color Efex Pro.
Monochrome with blue/sepia split tone created in Nik Silver Efex Pro.
Back in Nik Color Efex Pro to make a Polaroid Transfer, just for fun. I like how it looks more painterly, sort of like a water color.
|Lens:||AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED "Leni Lens"|
|Exposure:||ISO 200, f/8.0 @ 1/500s, Auto WB, RAW|
|Location:||Castlewood State Park GPS|
|Dates:||Capture - April 11, 2010, Processed - January 23, 2011|
|Processing:||Lightroom 3.3, Photoshop CS5, Nik HDR Efex, Nik Silver Efex Pro, Nik Color Efex Pro|