Post Processing Challenge, December 25, 2021

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by Glenn McCreery, Dec 25, 2021.

  1. There are no rules as to how you apply your post processing to this image; but, please let us know what you have done so we can all learn.
    If you would like to post a candidate image next week, please ensure it is of sufficiently high resolution for manipulation by the participants (3000px on the long side, 300dpi for example).

    Most of all, let's have fun while we are learning or demonstrating how we use our post-processing software, imaginations and interpretations.
    old barn teton valey.jpg

    This is an old barn in Teton Valley, Idaho.
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  2. Mono conversion in LR my AA style attempt.

    PPC_25.12.2021 (1 of 1).jpg
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  3. 1677130_922bce2ea40cc9f9ac6f3985b0e4ad6b-2.jpg
    All edits were in Lightroom:
    1. Corrected for the 32mm lens distortion by using a -22 vertical transform (I used the telephone poles to figure out how much to adjust it by)
    2. Global adjustments: increased texture and a little bit of clarity; increased white point to brighten it up, and slightly increased overall temperature.
    3. Added two gradients, one to warm up and increase white point, clarity, contrast, saturation, and texture in the foreground, and the other to reduce contrast, texture, and clarity in the sky.
    4. Then started playing with adjustment brushes: increased texture, white point, exposure, and sharpness on the barn; did something similar with the mountains, but also reduced the black point there; darkened the hills; darkened the sky near the horizon so the mountains would show up more; and cooled down and reduced saturation in the lower right clouds.
    5. Then cropped. Then uncropped. Then recropped. Then modified the crop. Then had dinner. Then cropped radically and posted the result. Then considered deleting the upload and recropping. Then decided to leave as is and go have dessert.
  4. Thanks for uploading, Glenn! Happy Holidays to all!
  5. Great image, Glenn. Top of the Season to you and all observers of this thread. Onward to 2022!

    A lot of cloning, warping and colourizing to clean things up a bit. I notice the evidence of a fire in the distance (lower R).
    Glenn dec 25 2021 Straight.jpg
  6. I wonder if that is a Studebaker back there.
    Glenn dec 25 2021-Enhanced.jpg

  7. old car in photo.jpg

    I never noticed the car before you pointed it out! The car looks to me like maybe a 1949 or 1950 Chevy or Chrysler, but without seeing the grill or trunk emblem I can not tell. Here is an (overly) sharpened enlargement from a 245 x 160 pixel segment of the original image taken with a Canon 5D II (original dimensions 5661 x 3744 pixels). I have half a dozen other photos of the old barn with various zooms showing more or fewer clouds (probably similar to what Leslie was doing with cropping, but in-camera), but no others include the old car. Perhaps in spring, after the snow has melted, I can get a better look at the car, if it is still there (I took the photo in 2015).
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  8. Thanx Glenn. The sharpened image reveals that the Studebaker design elements that I thought I saw are not there.
  9. Tad traditional for me
  10. I'm a sucker for 'cutout'
  11. Brings back memories of the 'Paint By Numbers' kits that used oil-based paints and turpentine to clean up. They came complete with 'frame'.
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  12. True , but it reminds me more of the landscape "wall papers"
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  13. Wrong turn.
  14. Just basic stuff - curves B, red channel mixed in, a bit of shadows added, sharpening.


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