In general I don’t like special effects filters. Though of course I do use photoshop to improve my photos with respect to exposure, sharpness etc. I do prefer my pictures to reflect what I actually saw. But today I was playing with my new photoshop plugin for black and white conversion Silver Efex Pro and found the ‘antique plate II’ preset so convincing that I decided to share the results with you. This picture was taken in Utrecht, The Netherlands about two months ago.