As if there wasn’t enough to do and to explore in photography. You know the kind of thing: seven ways to do everything in Photoshop—and sometimes better to do none of them. I’ve been considering black and white conversion on some of my existing images, many of which I am reasonably happy with in colour and others that were heading for rejection. The intriguing and powerful Silver Efex Pro from Nik Software is partly to blame.
Here’s an example: two treatments of an image I made before the midsummer sun rose over Wasdale in the Lake District. When I started writing this I was thinking I preferred the black and white because of how it cuts through the coloured haze. On the other hand, I also think that coloured haze is splendidly atmospheric and that’s broadly how visualised it and why I wanted to photograph it. So, in the space of one short paragraph, I am back on the colour side of the fence.
What do you think?