Color Efex Pro Solarization filter: a Halloween treat
Almost every year, my fellow NikonCafe.com members have travelled to Virginia’s Eastern Shore for our Spring and Fall migration shoots. And every year since 2009, we’ve made a stop at Eyre Hall in Cheriton.
Eyre Hall property was patented in 1668, the plantation was placed on the National Register in 1969 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. The house is open for tours during garden week and individuals/small groups are allowed to wander the grounds, gardens, cemetery, orangery ruins, and Cherrystone Creek.
The gardens are lovely but I truly love the ruins!
Image above made with a Nikon D300 camera and Tamron 17-50 lens
I have probably made this same image over and over again.
However, I was never satisfied with the what I brought home until I reviewed my infrared images.
Image above made with a Nikon D200 IR-converted camera and Nikon 18-200 VR lens
Oh, I was so happy! My creative juices were flowing and I started to imagine, strangely enough, Thornfield Hall (from the book Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë) after the fire and I knew that it had to be a dark and moody black & white.
Of course, I went straight for Silver Efex Pro by Nik Software but the renderings in that tool did nothing for me. A first for me.
I had almost given up hope on gloom and doom until I played around in Color Efex Pro 3 also by Nik Software and found what I wanted in the Solarization filter.
Now, this is the creepy I was looking for! Happy Halloween!