South Point

By |2014-05-18T17:04:42+00:00May 18th, 2014|
I was just browsing through some photos from last year when I stumbled onto this one taken at South Point on the Big Island of Hawaii. The weather was great but the sky wasn’t doing too much for me. When that happens, I find it helpful to simply pivot the camera downward (assuming you have a cool foreground element to take its place) and minimize the role that the sky plays in the frame.

I used two #NikCollection  apps to process this photo. First, I converted it to B&W using Silver Efex Pro and then masked in the Bokeh effect from our newly released Analog Efex Pro 2 (the masking was done in PS CC). I felt that it gives the image a cool 3D effect.

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  1. RICARDO MARTINEZ May 18, 2014 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Splendide, Brian

  2. Sunny Wu May 18, 2014 at 11:27 am - Reply


  3. Paul Bagley May 18, 2014 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Nice image +Brian Matiash. Saw you on the grid and can't wait to play around with AEP2. Is it an automatic update if we already have the collection?

  4. Brian Matiash May 18, 2014 at 11:53 am - Reply

    +Paul Bagley You can go to and download the trial. If you already have the Nik Collection installed, the trial installer will update you and remove the limitations automatically.

  5. Paul Bagley May 18, 2014 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Thanks very much +Brian Matiash!

  6. Christopher Farrell May 18, 2014 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Amazing details in the rocks!

  7. Kenneth Straka May 18, 2014 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Great shot! Nice texture on the rocks. 

  8. DeShaun Craddock May 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    It's got a bit of a tilt-shift effect, if you ask me. The foreground rocks have some great detail. Sometimes going back to a photo long after you've shot it helps so much, doesn't it?

  9. Stewart Borrett May 19, 2014 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Different take on a great spot. I really liked South Point, especially the green sand beach close by.

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