Friday, December 20, 2013

Zoom Blur with Nik Analog Efex

OK, I know I post too many pix of the Texas Capitol.  I apologize.  But, I have a good reason to post this one now.  I just discovered something in Nik's new Analog Efex filterDeborah Sandidge, an excellent photographer who's blog I follow, has been using it and she's been getting some really cool effects out of it.  I wondered how she did it and I finally figured one of them out.  You know, a sort of lightbulb went off in my very dimly-lit brain.  There are a bunch of different settings in Analog Efex and one of them is called "Zoom and Rotate Blur".  With that setting, you can make a shot look as though you are moving when you took it and you can add a rotation to it as though you might have been spinning as you were moving.  It's really quite cool!  You can also add a whole bunch of other effects as well.  For this shot, I just added a film type to it to give it a little more interest.  But, I went from a nice black and white of the capitol to a pretty cool zoom shot.  The first shot below is what it looks like in the Analog Efex interface.  The second is the original and the last is the result I got from Analog Efex.  Which do you prefer?  Well, I think it is cool anyway!

Above: View in Nik's Analog Efex

Above: Original Black and White

Above: Result from Nik's Analog Efex

Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D700
Exposure - 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture -  f/16.0
Focal Length - 16 mm
ISO Speed - 200
Exposure Bias - 0 EV
Flash - No Flash
Exposure Program - Aperture-priority AE
Lens - Nikkor 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0

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