I have just been trying out two of the products in the free Nik Collection photo editing suite.
These are Silver Efex Pro 2 for converting colour images to black and white and Color Efex Pro 4 for processing colour images.
Here are the results,
This first image was taken in Halifax. I had gone there with the specific intention of taking some photographs which would be suitable to convert to black and white.
In contrast I thought that this picture of modern buildings in London would also work in black and white.
This next one was taken in Bradford.
And here is a colour image taken in Leeds.
Here is the Leeds Arena.
And now back to Bradford.
You probably noticed that some of the above pictures featured lamposts. With this next image I wanted the street lights to feature prominently in the composition.
And just to be different (and a bit quirky) I used a film noir filter for this picture taken under the bridges in Halifax.
The following picture is of City House in Leeds framed by the canopy at the front of the railway station. This required me to try to stand still whilst in a stream of rushing commuters.
This is City House using a wall as part of the composition.
And as I could not decide whether I preferred the version above or the one below I have decided to treat you to both of them. The difference is in the crop at the bottom left of the image.
This next picture was taken through the window of a moving train as it approached Leeds train station.