Old Photo, New Tricks

Almost a year ago, at the end of April, 2012, Jess and I set off on an adventure.  We traveled to the U.S.A. and visited places like New Hampshire, Boston, and New York City.  From there, we trekked through upstate New York to Niagara Falls.  Finally we worked our way back home, stopping in Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.   The journey was about 2 weeks long.  I took a massive amount of photos.

When we got back, I started to edit the photos and arrange them into a book using Apple Aperture.  I have the book mostly completed, but due to time and financial constraints I never actually printed it.  I think it's time to revisit the trip and make up a photo book!

Here's one quick sample of a photo I took while we were in Boston.  I had originally used Aperture's black and white feature, but since last week's announcement from Google, I have access to Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. Here's the result:

Adding the film grain and black and white processing helped make this into one of my favourite images from the trip.  I'm going to go through the rest of the photos and reprocess all of them to put in my book.  Then, you know what?  I might actually print the damn thing!


P.S.  Stay tuned for a blogpost later this week featuring my biggest shoot to date:  A fashion session at a wonderful boutique furniture store.  Sneak preview is here, check it out!