Some Views on Software (Four Photographs)
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In my view windows often have their own character, especially when you get into their details like the reflections and shapes. I took these some time ago.
I wanted to write a bit about the software I use. In addition to Lightroom and Photoshop, Nik was my stand-by “effects” software for years. I also occasionally used some of the Topaz Labs tools (Clarity, Adjust, Detail) when more detail was needed on non-nature photographs. On a whim I tried MacPhun’s offerings and I now have their Creative Kit plus Aurora HDR. MacPhun unfortunately is Mac only. I am increasingly impressed with Macphun’s Intensity CK, Tonality CK (for black and white) and Aurora HDR. Specifically I find them easier to manage, more subtle and realistic effects especially for details. In addition, the process is less time consuming than some of the other packages. I have a quibble though, when you go to use the brush it’s almost always at its largest size rather then the size you last used. I would also like to see some more advanced selection tools than currently exist (along the lines of the quick selection or magic wand tool in Photoshop, or even the Nik point system). Both are minor issues. That said most of my work is now done using Noiseless CK, Intensity CK and Tonality CK as my primary plug-ins. The attached photos were done using those tools.