Govetts Leap, Blue Mountains and using Nik Software

February 06, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

On my way to Hartley Vale I stopped at Blackheath to take a few shots from the top of Govetts Leap. Once home, ( Hartley Vale was a wash out), I set about processing the raw images in Lightroom, an overcast day the images were OK but nothing overly dramatic.

This is where using the Nik software suite comes into play, for an amateur like myself a quick approach to building more intensity and drama into an image is invaluable. I use the Nik software within photoshop as this allows the different modules to be added as a layer within the one image rather than multiple images. The three shots below show the image as processed in Lightroom and two more, one using tone mapping in HDR Effex and the third using Silver Effex for a B&W conversion.

A note of caution, the resulting TIFF files can be quite large, an image that is processing with Raw pre-sharpening followed by the noise.    

module Define and finished say with Colour effex can be close to 1GB in size.

Govetts LeapGovetts LeapGovetts Leap, Processed in Lightroom Govetts LeapGovetts LeapTone Mapping HDR Effex

Govetts LeapGovetts LeapSilver Effex


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