Create a Cool Image with Nik's Color Efex Pro

I'm running a fun contest for image-makers who live in the US. It's US only because I will ship an autographed copy of my book, Exploring the Light, to the winner.

I'll also feature the winning image here on my blog.

Use the two images below to create a cool composite, and then use Nik Software's Color Efex Pro as a finishing touch, as I did on the image above. My filter: Midnight. Be sure to tell me which filter/effect you used. A few folks have forgotten to add the filter.....

Try not to place the moon in the same position as I did.

© Rick Sammon
© Rick Sammon
You can simply drag the images to your desktop and start the Photoshop and Nik Software fun. Your file will be low res, and that is OK.

If you don't have Color Efex Pro, you can get a 15% discount by using this code – RSAMMON - when you order the plug-in from the Nik web site. While you are on the Nik site, check out the other plug-ins.

Post your image on your blog or site and let me know where it is by leaving a Comment here.

Deadline is January 16, 2012.

I took both of these images with my Canon 100-400mm IS lens on my Canon 7D.

Explore the light,

P.S. I teach stuff like this on my workshops. Shooting, too :-)