Daily Photo Phix: Art imitating life

Monument Valley view from the lobby of The View Hotel

Ok, I know you’ve been seeing a lot of B&W conversions of late, here on 2 Guys Photo, but I wanted to show you one more feature of Topaz B&W Effects.

Using brushes, as opposed to layer masks, one can easily apply coloring selectively to a black and white converted scene.  This was taken from the lobby of The View Hotel, which is located right in Monument Valley (the only hotel in the valley) and is owned and operated by the Navajo Nation.  For more on our experience there, please read this post.

As breath-taking as it was to look through these windows and see the iconic buttes of the valley, I find this treatment attractive too, as it almost gives it the look of a painting on a wall.  Art imitating life.

Nikon D90, f/5.6, 1/125 second, in aperture priority, Nikon 18-200 zoom lens, 72mm (equiv) focal length.                           Posted by Ed

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3 Responses to Daily Photo Phix: Art imitating life

  1. kara says:

    Wonderful! I love this! It DOES look like a painting on the wall! And I think that ‘erase’ tool in BW Effects is really fun and easy to use. I used it on my recent daily of Luke after applying an infrared filter with BW Effects to make his tongue pink again. I find it easier than a layer mask.

  2. Rodney says:

    Great effect Ed. I can see so many uses for this app. Can you get it in a store, or do you order it online?

    • Ed Spadoni says:

      Thanks Rodney. I downloaded from the Topaz website. If you sign up for a webinar there, they will email you a coupon code for a discount. You can also download for 30 days and try it for free. Best, Ed.

      Ed Spadoni

      Via iPhone

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