Black & White: Silver Efx Pro™ Software Plug-In

Challenge #2 in the B&W: Shades of Darkness series. Hosted by RickBuddy.
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Black & White Photos processed with NIK Software Silver Efx Pro software plugin. If you don't own it, you can get a free trial that works as a plug in for Apple Aperture, Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop software: http://www.niksoftware.com/silverefexpro/usa/entry.php Once you try it, you may want to keep it around for this B&W series.
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Used the plugin for the first time today and voila there is a challenge :) I seem to like the full dynamic (harsh) preset as a starting point, applied the same to this image, then some shadow tonality protection and some selective adjustments to balance out the sky brightness. Finished off with some vignette and edge burn.
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Submitted: Monday, 16th January, 2012 01:58 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 15th January, 2012
Focal length: 29 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 200
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