Christmas is over and we started to clean up the house today and take down the decorations. The tree was our last item to tackle. As I took a break this morning, I looked at the tree and yes, I HDR’d it and even tried an Infrared Photo (which was not good enough). As I looked at the tree…I thought why not shoot it monochrome! As I shot it this way, I decided to go ahead and get a few additional color shots. I like closeup tree shots and processed my HDR’s from this morning just a bit ago. They were cool, but we have all seen a tree HDR’d. I even posted mine on XMas. I wanted something different.
I added the pic into NIK’s Software…played with Color Efex Pro…just ok. Then tried my original thought of monochrome in Silver Efex Pro. Then I clicked on the “Antique Plate II” setting and that was it! I tweaked the contrast and hue/saturation a bit. So here is my last holiday shot of the season! New Years is next!! See ya next year XMas!!