Saturday, February 26, 2011

Trisha Bradshaw - Bond Girl in Dark City Variations

 It took nearly a week to find the right balance of grunge, but I finally got 'round to processing Trisha Bradshaw's Bond girl into the Dark City series.  This picture is straight out of Nik HDR Efex Pro using a custom single image tone mapping I call "Dark Vintage".  Many thanks to Trisha, makeup artist Sarah Lynn and Susan Page.

This is the base image, color corrected in Lightroom 3 and level adjusted in Photoshop CS5.

So how could I resist the new "Film Noir 1" preset in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, with green filter and blue/sepia split tone.

Exploring the new selective color tool in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, with dark blue toner and green filter, Trisha becomes something of a vamp.

Working the night shift for "CSI Miami" thanks to Nik Color Efex Pro.

And finally, a gritty Fresson from Nik Color Efex Pro.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G
Exposure: ISO 200, f/4 @ 1/60s, Auto WB, RAW
Lighting: Ambient night plus on camera flash
Support: Handheld
Location: Grand Center Artists' Studios
Dates: Capture - February 19, 2011, Processed - February 25, 2011
Processing: Lightroom 3.3, Photoshop CS5, Nik HDR Efex, Nik Silver Efex Pro, Nik Color Efex Pro

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