Weekly Post Processing Challenge 3rd March 2018

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by Gerald Cafferty, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Another weekly challenge.

    If anyone else would like to post next week please give it a go, upload a High resolution jpeg. Just indicate by Wednesday next in this thread if you are willing to try.

    Remember there are no rules you can do what you wish in your interpretation, please can you give information of the steps taken and software used to add interest.

    It is not meant as a competition just a bit of fun.

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  2. ppc.jpg Nice composition, so I left it alone. I selected the sky using "magic wand" in Photoshop CS5, and adjusted levels to make the clouds more prominent. Then I flattened the image, sharpened it, and converted to black and white in NIK SilverEfex, and gave it a sepia tone.
     
  3. Used square format by cropping primarily from right side using PSE15. Then applied Color Efex's vintage film filter. Finally adjustments made in PSE - slightly dodged windmill's main wooden structure, then used sponge tool to increase saturation selectively.

    I also prepared a b&w version - conversion and further tonal adjustments in Silver Efex.
     
  4. PSE 14, crop, adjust perspective and straighten windmill, haze reduction, slide film filter, adjust light and colours, add Lomo filter. Lomo-web.jpg
     
  5. In Lightroom. + Clarity, Vibrance, Saturation. + exposure .80, highlights -86, unsharp mask in Photoshop

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  6. week chall.jpg
    Photoshop. Crop, replace sky, clean up the brick and the wood. remove clutter on the ground, remove path. adjust exposure.
     
  7. Adjusted shadows / highlights and did a slight crop in LR. Used Antique Plate filter in Silver efex2 1499953_eaf77c552209f716aea14706f8e3b788.jpg
     
  8. This time I'll attempt to avoid that green cast in the sky, thanks to Michael..... PSE 14, crop, adjust light and colours, haze removal, straighten structure and apply Orton filter. Orton-web.jpg
     
  9. Looks much better, IMHO, Ken!
     
  10. The oncoming storm frightened away Don Quijote and Sancho. All processed in Lightroom.
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  11. Carried out basic adjustments in LR and then applied Auto upright adjustment which had a big effect on things including stretching the sky. Cropped to near square and then opened in to Color Efex Pro. Applied Dark Contrasts filter and moved some sliders, then applied Detail Extractor filter. Back into LR applied slight Curves adjustment.
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  12. Quite a diversity of responses, GC. I dare say we owe this to your selection of images for each week.
     

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