When I started going through the archives looking for material for the Adelaide street portfolio on the website I came across some old images of Andamooka that were made just before the turn of the century. I had scanned them after buying the Epson V-700 scanner, but I'left some of them sitting in the archive because I lacked both the skills and the software to post-process them at the time.
A good example is the photograph of an old shack that I made using the Linhof Technika 70 and Kodak Portra 160NC film.
I decided to see what I could do with this image a couple of days ago. I converted the colour digital file to black and white and then worked on a black and white version using Silver Efex-Pro 2 . It looked okay--much better than I expected actually -- so I started to work on the original colour image using Colour Efex-Pro-4:
I'd forgotten I had this software on the studio's computers. It had came as part of the Nik Collection package that was a free upgrade when Google acquired the product--- I was eligible as I had previously bought Silver Efex-Pro-2. I'd forgotten about Colour Efex Prox-4 as I was only interested in Nik's black and white plug-in software at the time. I used the latter as I found that Adobe Lightroom was rather unsatisfactory for post-processing the digital files of my black and white negatives.
So I started playing around with Colour Efex-Pro-4 as a plug-in to Lightroom, and I've been able to get the image to a satisfactory state. Colour Efex-Pro 4 is a good plug-in for Lightroom. It does have has gimmicks---known as stylised creative effects---that I have no interest in, but unlike Analog Efex-Pro 2 for instance, the filters on Colour Efex Prox-4 for colour correction and retouching are functional and helpful .
I am going to start using the filters more frequently.