A couple of days ago, Google released their Nik Collection for free. Download it here if you haven’t already.
I’ve not used any of the Nik modules much, which means I’ve been going nuts with it in the past couple of days.
It is not lost on me: the irony of shooting with with the latest and greatest Fuji technology, with its top of the line dynamic range, tonal control, clarity, sharpness etc, only to reduce my images to some old analog hell… using equally sophisticated software.
I am having all kinds of horrendous fun. The ability to wreak havoc on the pictures I shoot, was mostly the reason I got into photography, when digital made it accessible.
If I had a printer handy, I’d be surrounded by all sorts of strange crap made from what was once a photograph.
Kittens are dying somewhere because of this. But maybe there are too many kittens. And perhaps some are evil. I am now lusting after Leica full frame digital, only because I have the lenses already, and then I will be able to curse a much more expensive camera. It makes total sense to me.
The world has too many kittens. And you NEED that Leica. The world will be a better place (with fewer kittens).
Chewie, we’re home.
It’s about freedom, isn’t it?
And it’s digital – so it’s also about zeros and ones.
And if it makes you happy …
I’m a big fan of the Nik collection. Continue to enjoy.