As I continue to pour through old photos, I have challenged myself to looks for ones that before were “unsalvageable”. With a little love and care, I have been able to save a few from the depths of my archive and bring a new bunch back to life.
This particular photo “update” would not have been possible with the processing skills I had when I initially took the shot. I had just bought a 9 stop Variable ND filter and was playing around with it, not using it correctly. When you use one of those bad boys on a wide angle, you will get weird vignettes on the corners if you crank up the polarity all the way (the filter is really just two polarizers set on top of each other). As you can see, the first shot was pretty ruined. After using some ND filters in Lightroom and running it through Nik’s Silver Efex Pro, I was able to save it. Below is a link to save you 15%!!
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And here is the final photo after the fixes:
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