Mind you when you look at the well, imperfect middle one, that this was an experiment.
So I’m sitting here in the Sunday morning post-midnight world with my desktop and RAW files and I picked up an old D50 shot (on the left) and started screwing around with Color Efex filters (part of the Nik Collection; if you have Photoshop and don’t have it installed, go get it, should be free on Google Play).
The one I stopped on was Detail Extractor. Now that middle one’s been through Camera RAW already, so the color and a few other things are altered by those filters already, but if you jump to the final one, I did that without Camera RAW and yielded a much nicer, more natural looking result.
The two latter images compared to the first one literally do have the details jumping out at you- the filter pulls up and enhances stuff that the sensor muddied up. The details stand out and are enhanced. Go figure, I suppose.
It’s always nice when something does exactly what it claims it’s going to do. Especially on a computer. Anyway I’m all excited and sharing it with the internet because I learned something useful and have another filter semi-learned.
Oh, that’s a shot of the Maymont Park Japanese Gardens in Richmond VA, by the way.