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Nik Color Efex Pro 4

Posted in Software/Hardware with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2011 by bayouphoto

It is out and I just downloaded the trial version. I will be running a review soon but for now here are some videos to see the new features

What’s new

Using multiple filters

Control Points

Single filter

Streamlined digital filters

Overview

Download the trial and give it a try.

Nik Color Efex Pro 4

Posted in Software/Hardware with tags , , , , , on September 15, 2011 by bayouphoto

Nik software is announcing the next version of it’s award winning software Color Efex Pro 4

I’m excited because it finally addresses one of the issues I have with most plug in software. Except for onOne they all required  you to open, save and re open to add each effect. You could not open and add multiple effects until now. With this version you can stack multiple effects (ie. tonal contrast/brilliance and warmth) and preview the effect before applying. You are now able to  see the interaction of each effect and  how it relates to the final process.

Although, to me, this is the best feature there are many new filters and effects to make the upgrade worth while. I took forward to trying out the demo when it is released.

Dreams lost

Posted in Travel with tags , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2011 by bayouphoto

While on a photo walk I found this child’s discarded stuffed animal. I wondered what had happened. Where was the child? Why was it in this abandoned lot? How did it end up here? Is there a child out there missing this bear?

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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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Funky town

Posted in HDR with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2011 by bayouphoto

I  am still staying in Shreveport to help my nephew through his treatments. Early in the morning I make a photo walk. Since we are right on the edge of the old historic downtown there are many photo ops. This morning I took a new street from the hotel. I found this old corner liquor store with an old neon sign. As I got closer I realized it was now an open air coffee house, bar and dance room in the south Louisiana cajun tradition. The owner, Bill, was very nice and allowed me access  to shoot. He even invited me back for coffee and gumbo.

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It is an eclectic blend of old and new, modern and antique to make a very unique atmosphere. Thank you Bill.

Processed with Nik filters HDR Efex and Topaz Adjust

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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