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Challenge- Jan. 11-13- 2021 Do Over Photographs
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Jan 10, 2021 15:58:38   #
judy juul Loc: Cheshire, Ct.
 
I've had some fun cruising my archives and finding many photos that I had never PP'd! It's amzaing how many

just needed a "Push" - Cropping, adjusting light, defination, sharpening, vinette, shdow reduction, etc. All can

bring out the true properties that you wanted! So show us the original shot and what you did to improve it AND of

Course, THE FINAL SUCCESS!
Original from Vt. but not as zippy as I wanted it to show
Original from Vt. but not as zippy as I wanted it ...
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Now that's a finish product!-light, defination, sharpinging , adjustment
Now that's a finish product!-light, defination, sh...
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Jan 10, 2021 16:41:38   #
Photogirl17 Loc: Glenwood, Ark.
 
judy juul wrote:
I've had some fun cruising my archives and finding many photos that I had never PP'd! It's amzaing how many

just needed a "Push" - Cropping, adjusting light, defination, sharpening, vinette, shdow reduction, etc. All can

bring out the true properties that you wanted! So show us the original shot and what you did to improve it AND of

Course, THE FINAL SUCCESS!


Nice Start off Judy, love the scene too.

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Jan 10, 2021 16:46:35   #
judy juul Loc: Cheshire, Ct.
 
Photogirl17 wrote:
Nice Start off Judy, love the scene too.


Thanks, Lesley....will be interesting to see how people enhance their photos!

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Jan 10, 2021 22:33:31   #
tdozier3 Loc: Northern Illinois
 
judy juul wrote:
I've had some fun cruising my archives and finding many photos that I had never PP'd! It's amzaing how many

just needed a "Push" - Cropping, adjusting light, defination, sharpening, vinette, shdow reduction, etc. All can

bring out the true properties that you wanted! So show us the original shot and what you did to improve it AND of

Course, THE FINAL SUCCESS!
Here is an image of a Grey Squirrel that I took. Wasn't really happy with the branch on the right side of the frame so I removed it with the clone brush in Corel Paintshop Pro 2020, then darkened the bright background a bit with the Grad Filter Pro Plug-In in Corel Aftershot Pro


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Jan 10, 2021 23:10:41   #
Rolk Loc: South Central PA
 
judy juul wrote:
I've had some fun cruising my archives and finding many photos that I had never PP'd! It's amzaing how many

just needed a "Push" - Cropping, adjusting light, defination, sharpening, vinette, shdow reduction, etc. All can

bring out the true properties that you wanted! So show us the original shot and what you did to improve it AND of

Course, THE FINAL SUCCESS!


Awesome idea for a challenge, Judy! I'm really looking forward to everyone's submissions.

You did a great job in adding some "pop" to your image...nicely done.

The image below was one I touched up and posted in yesterday's "Free Sunday" Challenge.

Had to make a lot of adjustments to this one. I was playing around with ETTR, or expose to the right, which supposedly allows you to capture more info in the RAW image that can be manipulated in post processing.

When I got to "post," that was the first thing I corrected. Went from +1.5 to -1.5 stops; then I adjusted both the shadows and blacks to -100, increased clarity to +47 and vibrance to +58. Then it was time to mask out a lot of the background, especially all the white elements like the stove. After all that, I corrected the horizon; again, normally I'm pretty careful with that when taking a picture, but if you look at the stove in the background, I blew that as well.

Normally, I am a little more careful with my placement of subjects/objects, but when this image was captured, the house was an absolute wreck...thus lots and lots of "masking." LOL


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This is more what I had in mind...lol
This is more what I had in mind...lol...
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Jan 10, 2021 23:11:44   #
Rolk Loc: South Central PA
 
tdozier3 wrote:
Here is an image of a Grey Squirrel that I took. Wasn't really happy with the branch on the right side of the frame so I removed it with the clone brush in Corel Paintshop Pro 2020, then darkened the bright background a bit with the Grad Filter Pro Plug-In in Corel Aftershot Pro


Pg 1 - Great job on this one, Tim D., especially the background!
Tim R.

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Jan 11, 2021 08:04:04   #
judy juul Loc: Cheshire, Ct.
 
tdozier3 wrote:
Here is an image of a Grey Squirrel that I took. Wasn't really happy with the branch on the right side of the frame so I removed it with the clone brush in Corel Paintshop Pro 2020, then darkened the bright background a bit with the Grad Filter Pro Plug-In in Corel Aftershot Pro


Great job td...I enjoy doing this kind of "work". It's a fun fix it and it's good to hear how it was done!

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Jan 11, 2021 08:07:40   #
judy juul Loc: Cheshire, Ct.
 
Rolk wrote:
Awesome idea for a challenge, Judy! I'm really looking forward to everyone's submissions.

You did a great job in adding some "pop" to your image...nicely done.

The image below was one I touched up and posted in yesterday's "Free Sunday" Challenge.

Had to make a lot of adjustments to this one. I was playing around with ETTR, or expose to the right, which supposedly allows you to capture more info in the RAW image that can be manipulated in post processing.

When I got to "post," that was the first thing I corrected. Went from +1.5 to -1.5 stops; then I adjusted both the shadows and blacks to -100, increased clarity to +47 and vibrance to +58. Then it was time to mask out a lot of the background, especially all the white elements like the stove. After all that, I corrected the horizon; again, normally I'm pretty careful with that when taking a picture, but if you look at the stove in the background, I blew that as well.

Normally, I am a little more careful with my placement of subjects/objects, but when this image was captured, the house was an absolute wreck...thus lots and lots of "masking." LOL
Awesome idea for a challenge, Judy! I'm really loo... (show quote)


Great improvment , Tim! Helps to hear how you accomplished it!

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Jan 11, 2021 08:36:28   #
tdozier3 Loc: Northern Illinois
 
judy juul wrote:
Great job td...I enjoy doing this kind of "work". It's a fun fix it and it's good to hear how it was done!


Thanks

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Jan 11, 2021 08:47:13   #
judy juul Loc: Cheshire, Ct.
 
I'll add another simple adjustment here...I really loved the back lit effect and the reflection...
Old cabinet with oval miror reflecting the fireplace accross the room!
Old cabinet with oval miror reflecting the firepla...
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Just cropped top and right & left sides and lightened a bit..
Just cropped top and right & left sides and lighte...
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Jan 11, 2021 09:51:39   #
tdozier3 Loc: Northern Illinois
 
Rolk wrote:
Pg 1 - Great job on this one, Tim D., especially the background!
Tim R.


Thank you

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Jan 11, 2021 09:52:47   #
tdozier3 Loc: Northern Illinois
 
judy juul wrote:
Great improvment , Tim! Helps to hear how you accomplished it!



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Jan 11, 2021 09:57:31   #
GiGiMac103 Loc: Garden State
 
judy juul wrote:
I've had some fun cruising my archives and finding many photos that I had never PP'd! It's amzaing how many

just needed a "Push" - Cropping, adjusting light, defination, sharpening, vinette, shdow reduction, etc. All can

bring out the true properties that you wanted! So show us the original shot and what you did to improve it AND of

Course, THE FINAL SUCCESS!


Very nicely done Judy! Thanks for hosting another great subject. I enjoy learning how other's process their work.
Here is a nice Buck I saw on Assateague a few months back. I was actually following a doe and lost her but found him!

It was difficult to get perfect focus with all the brush and a way too big of a job to remove branches so for this one I just sharpened and cropped using Photoscape Pro X.

Nancy
Unedited
Unedited...
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sharpened and cropped using Photoscape Pro X
sharpened and cropped using Photoscape Pro X...
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Jan 11, 2021 09:58:50   #
GiGiMac103 Loc: Garden State
 
tdozier3 wrote:
Here is an image of a Grey Squirrel that I took. Wasn't really happy with the branch on the right side of the frame so I removed it with the clone brush in Corel Paintshop Pro 2020, then darkened the bright background a bit with the Grad Filter Pro Plug-In in Corel Aftershot Pro


nicely done!

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Jan 11, 2021 09:59:38   #
GiGiMac103 Loc: Garden State
 
Rolk wrote:
Awesome idea for a challenge, Judy! I'm really looking forward to everyone's submissions.

You did a great job in adding some "pop" to your image...nicely done.

The image below was one I touched up and posted in yesterday's "Free Sunday" Challenge.

Had to make a lot of adjustments to this one. I was playing around with ETTR, or expose to the right, which supposedly allows you to capture more info in the RAW image that can be manipulated in post processing.

When I got to "post," that was the first thing I corrected. Went from +1.5 to -1.5 stops; then I adjusted both the shadows and blacks to -100, increased clarity to +47 and vibrance to +58. Then it was time to mask out a lot of the background, especially all the white elements like the stove. After all that, I corrected the horizon; again, normally I'm pretty careful with that when taking a picture, but if you look at the stove in the background, I blew that as well.

Normally, I am a little more careful with my placement of subjects/objects, but when this image was captured, the house was an absolute wreck...thus lots and lots of "masking." LOL
Awesome idea for a challenge, Judy! I'm really loo... (show quote)


I like the finished product!

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