Nik Software - The London Shard Interior Photography - alternative edits!

Nik Software - I wrote about this free Google software previously. Well it is time to play, so haere are some variants on an interior photography shot taken at the spectacular London Shard. It is nice to experiment with new software. I usually experiment with my landscape but have decided to experiment on my building work, so I can offer something different as an interior photographer.

So here are the variations, starting with my original Lightroom edit.

The London Shard - interior shot - original Lightroom edit

The London Shard - interior shot - original Lightroom edit

Not bad but not great.

Next is the re-edit done yesterday, in Lightroom only, of the same shot.

The London Shard - interior photography shot - Lightroom re-edit April 2016

The London Shard - interior photography shot - Lightroom re-edit April 2016

Much better. That is what 2 years of practise and learning has done for my work!

And now we have the black and white conversion using the High Structure Harsh preset.

The London Shard - interior photographer shot - Nik Silver Efex edit

The London Shard - interior photographer shot - Nik Silver Efex edit

I am liking this a lot. I don't do much black and white work, but this, using the Nik Silver Efex Pro High Structure Harsh preset is great. I just selected the preset and clicked save - I did nothing more.

Now we go funky - HDR Efex Indoor 2

The London Shard - interior design photography shot - Nik HDR Efexx Indoor 2

The London Shard - interior design photography shot - Nik HDR Efexx Indoor 2

Hmmm . Maybe not..........

Finally with the Nik software, Nik Colour Efex Detail Extractor

The London Shard - interior design photographer shot - Nik Colour Efex Detail Extractor

The London Shard - interior design photographer shot - Nik Colour Efex Detail Extractor

Yep liking that too

For completeness, finally the original, unedited RAW file.

RAW unedited file

RAW unedited file

Yes this really is waht the RAW file looks like coming out of the Canon 6D.

So an interseting experiment, and one that I look forward to continuiing with on some other architectural photography work