27 June, 2017

Mt Coot-tha Lookout

Mt Coot-tha - Sigma 24-105mm Art

On Friday I was up at the Mt Coot-tha lookout. Most people go there to look out over Brisbane. I go to look a the people looking out at the city. It's near to where I live.

It was, however, quite busy as there was wedding party up there — there's also a restaurant, so that's quite common. It was crowded and I don't like to do anything that might intrude, so I was lucky to get the picture above.

I have no idea whether the family in the picture were a part of the wedding.

02 June, 2017

Nik Silver Efex Pro headed for oblivion

Zeiss Loxia 50mm - Departure from Brisbane

It was just a matter of time before Google announced that it's cutting the Nik Software Suite loose. The writing was on the wall when they made it free.

I don't blame Google. It looks like the Nik Suite wasn't paying its way. (And, certainly not once they made it free.) If there aren't enough users; well, then, there aren't enough users.

I'm sure that Nik users all have their own favourite programs; mine is Silver Efex Pro — the program for working in black and white. 

Silver Efex isn't perfect. (I wrote about using it in 2015.) And, yes, I can get the job done in Lightroom, but I'm really going to miss the Silver Efex control points.