Archive for B&W

Topaz B&W Effects

Posted in Software/Hardware with tags , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2011 by bayouphoto

Topaz Labs makers of the fine editing software Adjust and Details just came out with their first B&W conversion software, B&W Effects. If you don’t have a B&W plug in converter it is a steal at $59.99 but for a limited time (Sept. 18) you can get it for the unheard of price $29.99. Now that is a great deal. Just use code bwandbeyond. I will try to get an overview video up soon.

On another note my nephew has finished his cancer radiation treatments, so I won’t have to be staying in Shreveport during the week. Maybe with the cooler weather and more time I can get back into the blogging swing.

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Homeless

Posted in People with tags , , , , , , on August 17, 2011 by bayouphoto

These guys we living down by an old rail yard. They asked if I would take their photo then wanted $5 for the picture. I gave them a dollar.

I used Topaz adjust to add some drama and detail, then Silver Efex Pro 2 for the B&W

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Dancing water

Posted in Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2011 by bayouphoto

The Shreveport river walk water feature.

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Topaz Detail, Nik filters Silver Efex Pro 2 and Define 2

Hi Ho Silver

Posted in Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2011 by bayouphoto

Well it did remind me of the old TV westerns.

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Wheels Wednesday: Steam locomotive

Posted in Wheels Wednesday with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2011 by bayouphoto

This train was refurbished for the upcoming Louisiana statehood bicentennial in 2012. Back in 2005 it toured the state stopping overnight in various communities before returning to Audubon park. I was lucky to catch it while it was there. I used onOne softwares Phototools2.6 and Nik FiltersSilver Efex 2 to produce it.

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That is the old Delhi depot now used as a law office.

Tutorial Thursday:Perfect Layers and a B&W layer

Posted in Tutorial Thursday with tags , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2011 by bayouphoto

What can be done with Lightroom, a B&W layer and Perfect Layers

New/old camera

Posted in General, HDR with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2011 by bayouphoto

My niece got a new camera so she returned my old Canon G2 I had loaned her several years ago. I had forgotten how much fun the little camera was.

I got divorced in 2005 and had to sell my camera equipment. I was using my old film gear but had a hankering for another digital. An internet friend had this G2 for sale at a very reasonable price. This camera was over $800 when it came out in 2001. I was able to later get another DSLR and gave this one to Debra to use.

I took it back out and shot some with it.

I converted this simple photo of a river birch and iron wagon wheel into B&W using Nik filters silver Efex Pro.

As the camera will shoot RAW and has all the controls of a DSLR I took a 5 exposure photo of the scrapyard to make into an HDR photo

You don’t have to own the newest fancy camera to take great photos.