The Beach

Frank and I are enjoying spending a few days with our good friends, Mark & Mimi at their beach house on the Oregon Coast. This was the view as we made the last turn on the coast highway before dropping down into Manzanita…

It was an overcast, flat light afternoon with the sun breaking through and lighting the distant sea. I used NIK Silver Efex Pro to go B&W and then added even more punch by applying A B&W Infrared filter using Color Efex Pro 3.0. Yes, I needed to do it this way to get the effect I was after. Neither of the filters alone did the trick. Playing, exploring, wondering what if allows me to make an image that looks like this…

…finish up as the top image.

Image Created with Nikon D3X, AF-S 28-300mm VR on Lexar Digital Media. Finished using NIK Silver Efex Pro and Color Efex Pro 3.0 filters in Photoshop CS5