Two different looks for the same image of these Snow Geese taken at the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells, Maine (click on images to enlarge). The black and white image was processed using the Nik Collection's Silver Efex Pro.
The Nik Collection sat on a shelf for a period of time after Google purchased the product from Nik in 2012. Shortly after acquiring the software Google dropped the once hefty $500 price to $150 and then subsequently announced in 2016 that they would make it available for free. This all sounded terrific at the time but the downside was that it soon became obvious that Google really had no plan to upgrade it or maintain it in order to keep it current. Luckily, for photographers who over the years have come to rely on the product as a valuable plug-in to Photoshop and Lightroom, the suite of software was finally purchased by DXO in October, 2017 and they now have it for sale once again at a reasonable cost of about $70 (click here for more info). The Nik Suite contains seven different software plug-ins. Not bad at $70! Better yet, DXO has invested in their continued maintenance and further development.
Image: (Nikon D610 Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6 1/200 sec f/11 300mm ISO 400).