Day 3 In the Smokies – An Analog Picture

Shortly after taking the shot in the last post, Barb and I parked at the west end of Hyatt Lane.  We stopped there because I was interested in photographing some gnarly old trees against a background of red foliage on the right side of the road, but I was also interested in getting a decent shot down Hyatt Lane. I had been on the lane earlier in the day with disappointing results, photographically. The vantage offered from our pull-over spot seemed pretty good, but there was an endless stream of traffic to begin with. On my way back to the car, this view revealed itself and the lane was, mercifully clear of traffic for the moment.

As an experiment, and out of pure curiosity, I processed this using Nik’s new Analog Efex plugin. It appeared mysteriously in my list of Nik plugins the other day, so I decided to give it a try.  I don’t know what to say about it.  I used Classic Camera 5, and except for some cropping of the original image, that is all I did.  Recently, I have pretty much gotten away from obvious filter layering, etc., and I hope that has shown up in my pictures. Given that, I don’t know how I feel about this new plugin, although I am pleased with the results with this photograph.  If you have an observation or opinion, please let me know about it.

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