Post Processing Challenge June 27, 2020

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by Glenn McCreery, Jun 27, 2020.

  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.

    The photo is of observers at the Old Faithful Lodge watching Old Faithful geyser erupt. old faithful observers.jpg
  2. LR to adjust shadows and crop. Used Film Noir filter in Silver Efex Pro 2 1611854_f44ed10c136f3c2316a26127602d51fa.jpg
  3. I like that Film Noir rendition. It could be a photo from the 50's, except for the smart phones!
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  4. I hope no-one is offended by this version. If so, I apologize in advance. It's just the first thought that came into my head.

    old faithfull - mike.jpg
  5. Glenn Old Faithful-Edit-Edit.jpg

    Well, if it's gonna erupt, it might as well really ERUPT. I used a cloud from one of my photos. Such a large eruption needed a shadow so I used a curves adjustment regionally. A bit of a vignette and border seemed to be called for.
  6. Damn Mike, you and I are on the same page again!
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  7. Thanx for posting this Glenn. Excellent choice.
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  8. Just before.....
    Glenn Old Faithful-Edit.jpg
  9. As usual for me, a mixture of stuff: Dynamic Auto Painter template, SNS-HDR, Topaz Simplify, color adjustments in Luminar and PS, and a frame from Smart Photo Editor. Thanks for posting, Glenn!
  10. Last one.

    Gysers are interesting; but if you really want to draw crowds...GIANT CORGI WRESTLING.
    Glenn Giant Corgi Wrestling.jpg
  11. —Where clouds come from—

    In Photoshop:
    1. Selected the geyser with the lasso tool and used the refine edge brush to fine-tune the edge. Flipped it and enlarged it.
    2. Selected the left part of the clouds disappearing behind the lodge, enlarged and flipped them; then cloned out the originals.
    3. Ad libbed more clouds (and the missing part of the borrowed one) using the clone tool.
    In Lightroom:
    1. Added some shading to the geyser and clouds with the adjustment brush
    2. Added graduated filter to reduce foreground exposure and highlights
    3. Used an adjustment brush to reduce clarity in the geyser and clouds
  12. ppcyellowstonecolor.jpg Great selection, Glenn . . . I was so inspired that I created 3 versions 2 days ago. Damned if I can remember at this time the steps I took. Anyways, here comes the first.
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  13. The 2nd-- I'm stealing Michael's title nomenclature plus his experimentation in colors! :) Here's a Dynamic Auto Painter template version (Aquarelle Noveau) plus a few color adjustments in PS.

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