I finally broke down and purchased the Nik Complete Collection of filters for Photoshop. I have used Silver Efex Pro for a long while and I’m so sold on the idea you can create control points and really do a lot of detailed editing with out constantly worrying about sliders and dials but just the photograph.
I really like playing with selective use of color. Back in the “old days” I would hand tint prints and also create prints on film as positives and put different colors behind them to create differrent looks. Don’t know what that says about me! I will get back to the part 2 on At and the chair photo in a couple of days. I’ve had some interesting comments made by folks who have seen the real print that I feel will be interesting to all.
And yes, the 1st aid sign was blue.