This starting picture of the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse, as seen from City Garden, is the result of an autochrome processing experiment. I started by introducing noise with Nik RAW sharpener, then ran the file though Nik HDR Efex to emphasize the grain and map tones using my "Dark City" preset.
To add to the impressionistic effect, I added a Glamor Glow in Nik Color Efex Pro. I think it now have a Steam Punk Autochrome.
The partial reversal was made using the solarization tool in Nik Color Efex Pro, followed by a blue/sepia split tone in Lightroom 3.
A cyanotype, from Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 makes a good day for night conversion.
Photoframe Free has a number of hand coated emulsion effects. If finally realized that you can resize them!
To finish, a gum bichromate made with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.
|Lens:||AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED|
|Exposure:||ISO 200, f/8.0 @ 1/400s, Auto WB, RAW|
|Lighting:||Morning daylight and shade|
|Location:||City Garden, St. Louis GPS|
|Dates:||Capture - April 11, 2010, Processed - April 8, 2011|
|Processing:||Lightroom 3.3, Photoshop CS5, Nik HDR Efex, Nik Silver Efex Pro, Nik Color Efex Pro|