I had a copy of the nik software silver efex since Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.5, but I never got the chance to really fiddle with it. That’s because I have been too lazy to learn Black and White processing.
This morning, I decided to try out this plug-in and processed one of my pictures which I took while traveling in China last month.
Here is the original picture:
And this is the by product from the silver Efex pro plug-in
A Green filter was added to accentuate the trees and used a Kodak Tri-x 400 film simulation for a bit of film grain effect.
For an extra bit of character, vignetting to burn of the corners and split tones was used.
Feel free to comment.