I took in a fire in Chicago during the middle of the night, and there wasn’t much to see by the time I arrived. I did though have what I feel is an interesting Chicago fire scene image, and I decided to run it through a few filters to show some dramatic tonal changes.
The original image was edited after import into Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The white balance was adjusted to neutralize the yellow of the soda, vapor street lights.
Edited in the OnOne Perfect Photo Suite, this was a one click adjustment including the yellowed border.
Sometimes is just about playing around with the sliders until you achieve a look or feel that’s pleasing. When satisfied, it’s important to save the settings as a preset so it can be used again … with one click.
Another OnOne Perfect Photo Suite preset called savanna produces this warm tone with added softness.
Using the Bleach Bypass filter in NIK Color Efex Pro, the coloring and texture in the next image is quite different.